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20th Century Fox Releases Official Synopses For Kung Fu Panda 3, Ridley Scott’s The Martian And More

17 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

CinemaCon 2015 is well underway in Las Vegas, with studios showcasing their cinematic wares and detailing future releases ahead of time. One company to take to the stage just yesterday to preview its slew of future films was 20th Century Fox, offering up synopses for the likes of Kung Fu Panda 3, Ridley Scott’s The Martian and much more. We’ve cherry-picked two of the films from Collider’s report, which also includes Leonardo DiCaprio’s revenge drama The Revenant, among others. 

First up, Po’s latest adventure. Having recently reshuffled the release date for DreamWorks’ animation, the distributor unveiled the following synopsis, teasing a never-before-seen panda paradise for the ass-kicking protagonist.

In 2016, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, Kung Fu Panda 3. When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to »

- Michael Briers

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"The Martian" Footage Wows CinemaCon

23 April 2015 3:13 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Whilst films like "Gravity" and "Interstellar" have seen a welcome return of proper science fiction to the cinema, both have also had a strong dose of emotional sentimentality to try and get people not normally into this often cold genre onboard.

From George Clooney's home-spun tales and Sandra Bullock's life affirmation, to Matthew McConaughey's corn-fed pining for his daughter and the infamous 'library in space' third act, both films struggled to be as authentic as possible until it didn't suit the story. This has understandably led to criticisms from both reviewers and the scientific community who believe the New Age pseudo-science convention undermined the films in order to appeal to the 'cheap seats'.

As such, those people are seeking something more objective, serious and credible. It sounds like Ridley Scott, a filmmaker famous for not dealing in sentimentality, may have delivered that with his upcoming sci-fi flick »

- Garth Franklin

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Could this be Leonardo DiCaprio's Year?

23 April 2015 1:46 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Las Vegas - 20th Century Fox found themselves mostly on the Oscar sidelines last year thanks to "Gone Girl" director David Fincher's unwillingness to partake in such matters, but 2015 looks like it's going to be a completely different story.  On Thursday the studio highlighted much of its upcoming slate including footage from expected hits such as "Spy," "The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials" and "Victor Frankenstein."  What really popped, however, are four titles that could make big waves during the upcoming awards season. The footage from Ridley Scott's "The Martian" depicts a faithful adaptation of Andrew Weir's novel. A crew of Nasa astronauts finds themselves racing to evacuate their base on Mars as a gigantic storm approaches.  The problem is one member of the crew, Mark Whatley (Matt Damon), doesn't make the escape vehicle in time.  The preview actually begins with Jeff Daniels' character telling a press conference Whatley is presumed dead. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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CinemaCon 2015: Fox Gets Its Ass To Mars

23 April 2015 1:15 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

An acrobatic dance troupe, a dance-themed remix of the Peanuts theme – Fox’s CinemaCon presentation certainly didn’t skimp on the spectacle. But while all the cabaret was appreciated, it was the arid wastes of Ridley Scott’s Mars that drew the most "oohs" and "aahs". Matt Damon appeared via the miracle of video message to introduce the first (unfinished) trailer for The Martian, which showed the evacuation of the Martian research team in a violent storm. Damon’s Mark Watney, however, is struck by flying debris, knocked out and wakes up alone and abandoned on the red planet. We see Jeff Daniels reporting his unfortunate death to a press gaggle and cut to Watney recounting his misfortune in a video log. Help, he says, is four years away and he’s in a module designed to last a month. “I’m left with only one option: I’m going »

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Synopses Revealed for Kung Fu Panda 3, Joy, The Martian, and More

23 April 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

This afternoon, 20th Century Fox previewed its upcoming slate at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. Steve was onhand and will have a full video blog recap of the presentation shortly, but Fox has also unveiled the official synopses for some of its upcoming films, which you can peruse below. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials [caption id="attachment_448971" align="alignright" width="320"] Image via 20th Century Fox[/caption] Release Date: September 18, 2015 Director: Wes Ball Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Barry Pepper, Lili Taylor, and Patricia Clarkson. In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as Wckd.  Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on Wckd’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all. »

- Adam Chitwood

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DVD Review: 'Dumb and Dumber To'

20 April 2015 1:43 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆ Twenty years after the release of Dumb and Dumber (1994) Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd (Jim Carrey) return with another dose of malodorous humour in Dumb and Dumber To (2014). Lloyd has been in a fallow state for two decades but now he's back and itching to go on another road trip with Harry whose just discovered he has a long-lost daughter with the one time love of his life, Fraida Felcher (Kathleen Turner). The pair sets off to find Penny (Rachel Melvin) just as she heads off to a big science symposium to give an important speech on behalf of her adoptive father Dr. Pinchelow (Steve Tom). Two ineffectual and methane-loving knights in shining armour, the pair follow Penny to the symposium.

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- CineVue UK

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Keanu Classic: Speed

27 March 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We at Thn collectively love Keanu Reeves and have been immensely excited about his return this year in John Wick. Although not released in UK cinemas until April, Thn have been lucky enough to have already seen it and we can tell you that it is all kinds of awesome.

John Wick was so brilliant that it has awoken my long-forgotten admiration for Mr Reeves and compelled me to revisit his extensive back catalogue immediately.  As readers of previous instalments will remember Keanu Reeves was one of my teenage girl crushes alongside Christian Slater. Given that I was a teen during the early noughties these choices might seem a little odd to some of you. Me and my friend though had different tastes to our more mainstream friends – and my choices make a little more sense than Val Kilmer and cartoon character Gambit. Keanu celebrated 50 last year but doesn’t »

- Kat Smith

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First Look at Matt Damon on Ridley Scott's 'Martian' Set

20 March 2015 12:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Principal photography recently wrapped on Ridley Scott's The Martian, with the director currently in post-production, working towards a November 25 release. Aside from the script page that was literally sent into outer space back in December, we haven't heard or seen anything about this sci-fi thriller. The story centers on an American astronaut named Mark Watney (Matt Damon) who is stranded on Mars, left behind by his crew after they thought he died in a dust storm. Yesterday, author Andy Weir, who wrote the book of the same name that this adaptation is based on, sent out a photo on his Facebook page, which gives us our first look at Matt Damon on the set.

As it turns out, it seems we have a Super Bowl bet between Matt Damon and his assistant Colin to thank for this photo. Boston native Matt Damon made a bet with Colin, a die-hard Seattle Seahawks fan, »

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Photo: Matt Damon Shoots "The Martian"

20 March 2015 10:49 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Filming recently finished on the new sci-fi feature "The Martian" from Ridley Scott, but until now there's been literally no publicity material from the film - be it on-set photos, official stills or trailers. Today though, a new photo has gone up which gives us our first look at Matt Damon on the set via a posting on author Andy Weir's Facebook page.

The shot shows Matt Damon in costume, complete with a name patch for his character Mark Watney, alongside Seattle Seahawks fan Colin. Colin made a bet with Boston native Matt Damon regarding the Super Bowl, a bet the former lost and so now he has to wear a Patriots jersey for a year.

Kate Mara, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Sebastian Stan, Sean Bean, Michael Peña, Mackenzie Davis, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Jeff Daniels also star in "The Martian" which opens November 25th.

Post by Andy Weir. »

- Garth Franklin

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First Look At Matt Damon On The Set Of Ridley Scott’s The Martian

20 March 2015 8:48 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ridley Scott’s unstoppable streak of cranking out a movie a year continues with his upcoming sci-fi adventure The Martian. By the sounds of things, certain parts of production are wrapped (Jessica Chastain finished shooting her parts weeks ago) and others are still in full swing on what appears to be a full-scale replica of Mars. Just kidding.

The Martian is based on the novel by Andy Weir, who took a snap of the movie’s leading man during a recent set visit. In the flick, Matt Damon stars as Mark Watney, an astronaut stranded on Mars after his crew thinks him dead following a harsh sandstorm. They depart, leaving Watney alone on the red planet with only his frantically-whirring mind to keep him company and to save his life.

In this first pic (posted to Weir’s Facebook via Collider), Damon appears (in his Watney garb!) alongside his assistant Colin. »

- Gem Seddon

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First Look Behind the Scenes at Ridley Scott's 'The Martian'

20 March 2015 8:31 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I want to be excited about Ridley Scott's The Martian, based on the novel by Andy Weir, but Scott's track record as of late has left me continually disappointed based on my expectations and that's a tough thing to get over. There have been a few bright spots here and there, things to enjoy about several of his recent movies, but it hasn't all come together for one great product in a very long time. Perhaps that will change with this next film. I hope it does. That said, just below is a first look behind-the-scenes at The Martian as Weir posted the following image to his Facebook page, featuring star Matt Damon in the lead role as Mark Watney, pictured here with his assistant and a peek at the Mars rover used in the film in the background. amz asin="0553418025" size="small"The film centers on an astronaut »

- Brad Brevet

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First Poster for Michael Fassbender's Steve Jobs Biopic

18 March 2015 4:32 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Michael Fassbender is currently working on the upcoming "Steve Jobs" biopic, and today we have a photo of some advertising created for the movie's set. It features Fassbender as Steve Jobs promoting his NeXT company, which he launched after being fired from Apple. Check it out below. In addition to Fassbender, the cast includes Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley, Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs' ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh development team. The new movie is directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) and is set to hit theaters on October 9th. Photo: (click to enlarge) »

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First Look at Michael Fassbender as NeXT-era 'Steve Jobs'

17 March 2015 1:59 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production started back in January on Universal Pictures' Steve Jobs biopic, but we have yet to see an official image of Michael Fassbender as the Apple co-founder. Today, Instagram user Sean Nung posted a photo depicting a set poster with Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs, promoting his NeXT computer system. The poster uses the actual tagline used in 1988, "Computing advances to the NeXT level," although the real-life poster did not feature Steve Jobs himself.

Cult of Mac reveals that this poster was on display at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, where the production is shooting a "major scene" involving Michael Fassbender's Steve Jobs unveiling the NeXT system in October 1988. The actual event took place at San Francisco's Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, directly across the street from the War Memorial Opera House, which was considered "a huge coming out event" for Steve Jobs, since this »

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See Michael Fassbender As Steve Jobs In New Promo Poster

17 March 2015 8:31 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After Christian Bale exited Danny Boyle’s upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, many believed the project to have lost its driving element. Bale’s resemblance to the Apple founder is perhaps greater than the man who would actually go on to play him; Michael Fassbender. Regardless, in this first leaked poster it appears as if Fassbender is right at home in the shoes of the technological pioneer.

The poster is a replica of the original promotional ad for Jobs’ NeXT computer. In the snap, Fassbender occupies the same space that Jobs did during that round of marketing and while he doesn’t look remotely like the man, this is a movie. Disbelief has to be suspended just a little.

For those of you who may need a refresher, the movie is scripted by Aaron Sorkin who has repeatedly affirmed that the finished feature won’t resemble a traditional biopic. Instead it »

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The Newsroom Season 3 Blu-ray announced for June

10 March 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

HBO has this week announced the Blu-ray and DVD release of the third and final season of their hit drama The Newsroom. Created by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing), the show stars Emmy Award-winner Jeff Daniels alongside Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterson, Alison Pill, John Gallagher Jr., Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn and Jane Fonda.

Pre-order The Newsroom Season 3 On Blu-ray Here

The Newsroom follows a popular cable news anchor, Will McAvoy (Daniels), and his staff in their fervent attempt to report the news honestly and fairly amidst corporate mandates and complicated personal relationships. The third season finds Will, Mac (Mortimer) and the staff of “News Night” facing two explosive situations: the possibility of a hostile takeover of the network, and leaked classified government documents that unleash a legal fire storm threatening to topple more than one professional career.

The Blu-ray will be released on June 16th and is presented »

- Scott J. Davis

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'American Ultra' Stars Stewart and Eisenberg Reportedly Join Allen's Next Film Project

9 March 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

American Ultra stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg will be reunited later this year in another project: Woody Allen's next as yet untitled feature. Bruce Willis is the third cast member whose name has been publicly announced. The source for this information is an "exclusive" report via Deadline.com's Mike Fleming Jr. So far, as Fleming explains in his brief piece, Woody Allen and "his people" haven't confirmed the casting. In other words, things could change in the not-too-distant future. See also: Kristen Stewart Joins Kelly Reichardt Movie Project, also featuring Laura Dern and Michelle Williams. Unsurprisingly, no plot details about the upcoming Woody Allen project have been forthcoming. In fact, one wonders if Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, and Bruce Willis – in case they have indeed joined the fold – know what the movie is going to be about. Allen's latest collaborators – Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum and Edward Walson – will be producing the film. »

- Zac Gille

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‘Big Hero 6′ Leads Home Video Sales

5 March 2015 8:53 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Three new releases snagged the three top spots on the national home video sales charts for the week ending March 1, led by Walt Disney Studios’ “Big Hero 6,” the animated superhero adventure about the special bond that develops between an inflatable robot and a human prodigy that earned $220.9 million in theaters.

Big Hero 6,” the 54th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics line, easily debuted at No. 1 on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks total disc sales, and Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart.

The film, which according to Nielsen generated 58% of its total sales from Blu-ray Disc combo packs, sold more than 10 times as many discs as its nearest competitor, the No. 2-debuting “Horrible Bosses 2,” from Warner Bros.

Sons of Anarchy: The Final Season,” from 20th Century Fox, bowed at No. 3, while the prior week’s top seller, HBO’s fourth-season set of “Game of Thrones, »

- Thomas K. Arnold

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‘Big Hero 6′ Leads Home Video Sales

5 March 2015 8:53 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Three new releases snagged the three top spots on the national home video sales charts for the week ending March 1, led by Walt Disney Studios’ “Big Hero 6,” the animated superhero adventure about the special bond that develops between an inflatable robot and a human prodigy that earned $220.9 million in theaters.

Big Hero 6,” the 54th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics line, easily debuted at No. 1 on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks total disc sales, and Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart.

The film, which according to Nielsen generated 58% of its total sales from Blu-ray Disc combo packs, sold more than 10 times as many discs as its nearest competitor, the No. 2-debuting “Horrible Bosses 2,” from Warner Bros.

Sons of Anarchy: The Final Season,” from 20th Century Fox, bowed at No. 3, while the prior week’s top seller, HBO’s fourth-season set of “Game of Thrones, »

- Thomas K. Arnold

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Who’s still overdue for their first Academy Award nominations/wins?

3 March 2015 1:26 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Last year, I wrote a pair of pieces looking at the folks in Hollywood who were due for their first Oscar nominations or the their first wins. At the most recent Academy Award ceremony, two of those names got moved off of the list, so I wanted to take a look back and see who’s still on those lists and what they might have coming for us this year. I’ll update the lists with some new people next month, but for now…let’s go look at if the Oscars gave us some long overdue citations. If you were paying attention, you definitely noticed two of them. As a quick refresher for you all, here are the ten names that I had down as overdue for their first nods from the Academy: 10. Channing Tatum 9. Joseph Gordon-Levitt 8. Kevin Smith 7. Jennifer Jason Leigh 6. Jeff Daniels 5. Hoyte Van Hoytema 4. Steve Carell »

- Joey Magidson

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Dev Patel: 'I've got a crazy work ethic and I'm very tough on myself'

3 March 2015 1:15 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Dev Patel has described the pressures of fame.

The 24-year-old first rose to prominence in the gritty Channel 4 series Skins and was propelled to international stardom following the success of his first movie, the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire.

In an interview with Digital Spy, he explained: "It's a lot of hard work. Behind closed doors it's a lot of pressure and more than anything you've got to be sure you're not letting yourself down. I've got a crazy work ethic and I'm very tough on myself. It's difficult. It's a difficult position to be in, in a way. You're trying to tread new waters."

Commenting on the whirlwind that followed the success of Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire, Patel admitted to being overwhelmed at being thrust into the public eye.

"Slumdog was wonderful and it came so quickly for someone who hasn't had any formal training. It kind of thrusts »

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