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‘Fight Club’s’ Chuck Palahniuk on ‘Larger, More Epic’ Comic Book Sequel and David Fincher Musical

5 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Author Chuck Palahniuk is out promoting his new novel, only this tour is a bit different. The acclaimed novelist is making the rounds on behalf of “Fight Club 2,” a sequel to his 1996 breakout hit being that’s being released as a graphic novel — a new kind of project for the man behind Project Mayhem. Palahniuk’s debut book was immortalized on screen by director David Fincher and actors Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, which is why he has worked extra hard to take the sequel in another direction and distinguish itself from its revered predecessor. Although the first rule of Fight Club is to not. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Unofficial Prequels: Films That May Have Been Prequels but You Didn’t Know It

24 May 2015 6:10 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 Do some films get made as secret sequels to unconnected earlier films, turning those older films into prequels? It may just be random coincidence, but some movies seems to work perfectly as continuations of earlier, unrelated films. The earlier films may not be official prequels, and they weren’t made by the same people—or even the same studio—but there are hints, if you look for them, which indicate that later filmmakers possibly looked at earlier projects and secretly wrote their newer films as informal sequels to those prior hits. Or maybe this is all just unplanned happenstance. Look at our list and see what you think.

Fight Club is a prequel to the Dark Knight: The theory is that the unnamed narrator (Edward Norton) of Fight Club goes on to become the Joker (Heath Ledger) in the Dark Knight. The evidence for this…The narrator of Fight Club »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Dheepan’

21 May 2015 7:39 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The more things change, the more they stay the same for the Sri Lankan refugees of Jacques Audiard’s “Dheepan,” who flee their war-torn homeland only to find themselves in a new kind of conflict zone in the housing projects of Paris. A typically unpredictable career move by the prolific and varied Audiard following the unabashedly melodramatic romance “Rust and Bone” and the searing crime drama “A Prophet,” this almost entirely Tamil-language immigrant drama unfolds in solidly involving, carefully observed fashion for much of its running time, until it takes a sharp and heavy-handed turn into genre territory from which it never quite recovers. Commercially, this will be a far more specialized item than Audiard’s other recent work, especially in the U.S., where the film was acquired by IFC in advance of its Cannes bow.

There’s certainly no disputing that one of the breakout stars of Cannes this year is Antonythasan Jesuthasan, »

- Scott Foundas

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Everything we know about Captain America: Civil War, including cast, synopsis and the latest rumors

9 May 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The dust has barely settled from Avengers: Age of Ultron – and its somewhat controversial press tour – but there's no rest for the wicked, because Captain America: Civil War has already started production in Atlanta.

Almost the entire major Age of Ultron cast – minus Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth – are back on screen for Civil War, making this by far Marvel's most crowded non-Avengers movie to date.

So here's everything we know so far – plus a few bits of pure guesswork – about Captain America: Civil War.

When's it out?

Civil War will be the first movie in Marvel's Phase Three, and is scheduled for a UK release on April 29, 2016, with the Us release a week later on May 6.

The film began principal photography this week in Atlanta, Georgia, with location shooting also planned in Germany, Iceland and Puerto Rico.

What's it about?

Before the official subtitle was announced, everybody assumed that »

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A Brief (Pun Intended) History Of Lawyers In The Movies Part II

6 May 2015 4:06 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

Lawyers in motion pictures have been portrayed as one of two extremes, devils or angels, almost since celluloid was invented. The first film dealing specifically with a law firm and attorneys, 1933’s Counsellor at Law, starring John Barrymore, portrayed its J.D.s as upstanding citizens, as did the early Perry Mason films of the same period. This quickly changed, however, with many attorneys portrayed as being capable of the same brand of skullduggery as their shifty clients. With that in mind, we bring you a list of the good, the bad and the ugly of lawyers in movies. Enjoy, and please refrain from suing us if you feel otherwise...

1. Devil’s Advocate (1997)

Keanu Reeves plays Kevin Lomax, a hot-shot young Florida lawyer who is all about climbing the ladder. When he gets an offer he can’t refuse from a high-powered New York firm, led by the legendary John Milton »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Golden Trailer Awards Widens Scope While Maintaining Brevity

6 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Attention spans are getting shorter. The Golden Trailer Awards are getting longer.

“We always prided ourselves at corking it at 70 minutes,” says Evelyn Brady-Watters, who with her sister, Monica Brady, invented the show 16 years ago and, ever since, have just let it balloon. “We’re probably up to 80 or 90 minutes by now,” Brady-Watters said, with no small degree of mock regret.

Scheduled for May 6 at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills with actor-comedian T.J. Miller (“Silicon Valley”) as emcee, the GTs will honor a field that has not only become more and more a focus of pop-cultural attention and social-media discussion but also, as a consequence, more fraught with peril.

“With great franchises comes great responsibility,” says Av Squad’s Seth Gaven, acknowledging his debt to Spider-Man and noting the finer points of making trailers for something as hotly anticipated as “Game of Thrones” or “Furious 7” — just two of »

- John Anderson

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Every Best Picture Oscar Winner, Ranked From Worst to Best

6 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the release of "Crash" (on May 6, 2005), an all-star movie whose controversy came not from its provocative treatment of racial issues but from its Best Picture Oscar victory a few months later, against what many critics felt was a much more deserving movie, "Brokeback Mountain."

The "Crash" vs. "Brokeback" battle is one of those lingering disputes that makes the Academy Awards so fascinating, year after year. Moviegoers and critics who revisit older movies are constantly judging the Academy's judgment. Even decades of hindsight may not always be enough to tell whether the Oscar voters of a particular year got it right or wrong. Whether it's "Birdman" vs. "Boyhood," "The King's Speech" vs. "The Social Network," "Saving Private Ryan" vs. "Shakespeare in Love" or even "An American in Paris" vs. "A Streetcar Named Desire," we're still confirming the Academy's taste or dismissing it as hopelessly off-base years later. »

- Gary Susman

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‘Avengers’ and the Age of CGI Overkill in Hollywood

4 May 2015 4:17 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In the bad old days of “Whiz! Bam! Pow!” TV-and-movie superheroes — which yielded cut-rate, campy artifacts like those “Captain America” TV movies or Roger Corman’s unreleased version of “Fantastic Four” — a massive spectacle like “Avengers: Age of Ultron” seemed unimaginable. Yet the technology that has made such blockbusters feasible has, creatively, become a curse as well as a blessing.

Computer-generated imagery, or CGI, makes all things possible. While the 1978 “Superman” used the memorable slogan, “You will believe a man can fly,” that claim has never been truer than it is now.

The ability to mount enormous battles featuring multiple super-powered characters, however, has become its own trap. And while the results can be visually ­astounding, the movies regularly feel as lifeless and mechanized as the technology responsible for bringing those visions to fruition.

The why of it remains something of a mystery, but the outcome is frequently a hugely »

- Brian Lowry

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Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Blu-ray Review

2 May 2015 3:24 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Cast: Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis, Andrea Riseborough

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 119 minutes

Special Features: Birdman: All-Access, A Conversation with Michael Keaton and Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Gallery: Chivo’s On-Set Photos

BiRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance was a revelation when released in cinemas at the start of the year and even managed to pick up the Oscar for Best Picture but after the hype has settled, does it still hit the spot? The resoundingly easy answer is yes. It’s a wonderful, insightful, revealing and unforgettable piece of filmmaking that rips apart both its lead character and the movie world around it by poking a sharp satirical stick directly into heart and holds it there with an entertaining, captivating grin.

Centering on the life of actor Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton), he’s out to prove that he is more »

- Dan Bullock

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Michael Ironside: Canadian Badass

29 April 2015 7:23 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Amongst Americans such as myself, there is a certain stereotype about our neighbors to the north. There’s a belief that Canadians are, for lack of a better word, nice. That during a visit to Canada, an American would be more likely to ride a moose around like a horse than hear the F-word. That hockey players are the only remotely dangerous people you could possibly meet in Canada, and even then, that they would only pummel you under the watchful eye of a referee whom they will later respectfully follow to the penalty box. This stereotype is perhaps best summed up by this scene in Michael Moore’s lone fiction film, Canadian Bacon, where Dan Aykroyd politely upbraids an invading group of American revolutionaries for not printing their anti-Canada graffiti in both English and French.

As stereotypes go, it’s a fairly positive one. But making stereotypes, even positive ones, »

- Mark Young

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6 dramatic Jared Leto transformations, from Dallas Buyers Club to Requiem for a Dream

29 April 2015 10:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A radically beefed-up Jared Leto has proudly unveiled his Superman vest-clad, muscular physique for his forthcoming role as the Joker in Suicide Squad.

The Oscar-winning star has become renowned for taking on 'anti-vanity' parts which often render him unrecognisable in most of his adventurous acting roles to date.

Often going to unbelievable lengths for a part, we celebrate his constant movie metamorphosis with 6 incredible on-screen transformations.

1. Fight Club (1999)

"I feel like destroying something beautiful", Edward Norton's Tyler Durden reasons before pulverising Jared Leto's pretty face in David Fincher's dark drama Fight Club.

Leto played the platinum blonde Angel Face, whose handsome looks are transformed after he's left toothless and grotesquely deformed following Norton's brutal beating.

The actor toned up for the role and bleached his hair and eyebrows - aspects which bear some similarities to his recent transformation into the frightening, green-haired Joker.

2. American Psycho (2000)

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The Epic Saga of Joel Silver: Money Struggles, Feuds and (Another) Second Chance

29 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in the May 8 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. On the evening of Saturday, April 4, Joel Silver, the storied and controversial producer of The Matrix and Lethal Weapon series, attended Robert Downey Jr.'s birthday party at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica with a wealthy friend in tow. It was quite a dazzling Hollywood event, with Steely Dan and Duran Duran entertaining guests, including Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Edward Norton. Silver had told associates that after a long search, he had found a wealthy investor

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- Kim Masters

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Ang Lee's 'Hulk' Is Smashed, Painfully, in Super Honest Trailer

29 April 2015 2:08 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

In honor (sort of) of the May 1 premiere of "Avengers: Age of Ultron," Screen Junkies took a good look at one of The Hulk's previous cinematic efforts, Ang Lee's 2003 "Hulk."

As the "Hulk" Honest Trailer begins, "You loved Mark Ruffalo. You tolerated Edward Norton. But admit it, you forgot about Eric Bana until I said his name just now. Get ready for the most forgettable movie about a giant rage-filled monster ever made in 'Hulk.'" Lee's "Hulk" is dissed as "a two-hour long think piece" and "one of the dullest superhero movies ever made." Meet Bruce Banner, a "monotone, unlikable scientist" we wouldn't like when he's angry ... or calm ... or acting.

"Witness Banner's true nature unleashed when a freak accident turns him into a man who looks like he's struggling to hold in a fart."

It's harsh, but pretty true, and very, very funny. Watch the whole take-down below. »

- Gina Carbone

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Ang Lee's 'Hulk' Is Smashed, Painfully, in Super Honest Trailer

29 April 2015 2:08 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

In honor (sort of) of the May 1 premiere of "Avengers: Age of Ultron," Screen Junkies took a good look at one of The Hulk's previous cinematic efforts, Ang Lee's 2003 "Hulk."

As the "Hulk" Honest Trailer begins, "You loved Mark Ruffalo. You tolerated Edward Norton. But admit it, you forgot about Eric Bana until I said his name just now. Get ready for the most forgettable movie about a giant rage-filled monster ever made in 'Hulk.'" Lee's "Hulk" is dissed as "a two-hour long think piece" and "one of the dullest superhero movies ever made." Meet Bruce Banner, a "monotone, unlikable scientist" we wouldn't like when he's angry ... or calm ... or acting.

"Witness Banner's true nature unleashed when a freak accident turns him into a man who looks like he's struggling to hold in a fart."

It's harsh, but pretty true, and very, very funny. Watch the whole take-down below. »

- Gina Carbone

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Why 1998 Was the Best Year In Film History

27 April 2015 12:46 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century.  Check here for a complete list of our essays. Just one glance at the Oscar nominees for 1998 might make it seem less a questionable choice for “best year in film” — and more an insane one.   Instead of a 1974 – The Godfather II, The Conversation, Chinatown, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, etc – or even a 1994, where Shawshank, Quiz Show, and Pulp Fiction lost to Gump – you choose a year where the Oscars would allow Roberto Benigni to climb atop both the figurative and literal chairs of the Shrine?   Fine, step away from the Oscars. Would you still celebrate a year that saw not one, but two movies about asteroids threatening the Earth?  A year that saw such scars carved across cinematic history as Patch Adams, My Giant, Stepmom, and Krippendorf’s Tribe?   It bears repeating: Krippendorf’S Tribe? »

- Michael Oates Palmer

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Will We Get A Hawkeye Movie? Here's What Jeremy Renner Said

27 April 2015 8:35 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Iron Man, Captain America and Thor each must be something special. Out of the current Avengers line-up (not including Edward Norton.s Hulk), they are the only ones to have starred in standalone films. While Marvel teased big plans for Mark Ruffalo.s Hulk and Scarlett Johansson keeps lobbying for a Black Widow movie, poor Hawkeye is chillin' in left field. He does have a significantly larger part to play in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but will we ever get to see him in a solo Hawkeye film? The Daily Beast recently spoke with Renner about his latest reprisal of the character for this weekend.s big superhero movie event, but the site also asked about this pressing issue. According to Renner, it.s not out of the realm of possibilities.  There are always talks about things, but that doesn.t ever mean they.ll become a reality. All these »

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‘Happyish': Jim Carrey Among Actors Considered to Replace Philip Seymour Hoffman

23 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Happyish” hasn’t had its formal premiere on Showtime yet, but already the show is a survivor.

The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman in February 2014, days after the original pilot was ordered to series, was an emotional blow to all involved that could have easily tabled the project for good. After some time passed, however, creator-exec producer Shalom Auslander realized he still wanted to work in the world of “Happyish.”

Just as it was a long process in setting Hoffman in the challenging role of a mid-40s advertising executive facing a multilevel midlife crisis, recasting the part was no easy feat. The process involved outreach and inquiries made to “a lot of people,” Auslander says, without confirming any names.

One of those actors was known to have been Jim Carrey. Sources said the actor had “discussions” with Showtime last year about joining the project, though it’s not clear »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Today in Movie Culture: Celebrate Earth Day with Jared Leto, Edward Norton, Captain Planet and More

22 April 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for Earth Day-themed movie culture:   Here's future Joker, current WWF Global Ambassador and figurative wooly mammoth Jared Leto urging you to support the World Wildlife Fund on Earth Day with a generous donation:   Edward Norton also posted an Earth Day message after taking the Google Doodle quiz urging you to donate to his own chosen charity:   See Earth from above in Astronaut, a 2014 short produced by time-lapse filmmaker Guillaume Juin using photos taken from the International Space Station:   Watch a supercut of people defending Earth against aliens, including clips from Independence Day, Edge of Tomorrow and more:   Now watch a countdown of the best movies...

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- Christopher Campbell

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The Criterion Collection announces June Blu-ray releases

22 April 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Criterion Collection has announced its new release line-up for June with five new titles set for a Blu-ray release in June.

On July 7, it will release Robert Siodmak’s The Killers (1946) and Don Siegel’s The Killers (1964). On July 14, it will release Alain ResnaisHiroshima mon amour, Jan Troell’s Here’s Your Life, and Carroll Ballard’s The Black Stallion. And on July 21, it will release Stephen FrearsMy Beautiful Laundrette and Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom.

The Killers

Ernest Hemingway’s simple but gripping short tale The Killers is a model of economical storytelling. Two directors adapted it into unforgettably virile features: Robert Siodmak, in a 1946 film that helped define the noir style and launch the acting careers of Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner; and Don Siegel, in a brutal 1964 version, starring Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, and John Cassavetes, that was intended for television but deemed too »

- Scott J. Davis

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StreamFix: Movie classics on Netflix written by women over 40

21 April 2015 2:55 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Meryl Streep, who is officially a genius angel sent from a better dimension, is funding a screenwriting lab for women over 40. The initiative aims to create opportunities for that contingent, and it'll be run by New York Women in Film and Television and Iris, a collective of women filmmakers. Because this idea is so brilliant, we'll toast a bunch of 40+-year-old female screenwriters whose works are available on Netflix now. The Kids are All Right (Lisa Cholodenko) Aside from the fact that "The Kids are All Right" feels like a prime James L. Brooks feature, the 2010 family drama gives you a myriad of irresistible moments and performances. Annette Bening is biting and funny as an alcoholic lesbian mother; Julianne Moore is harried and loving as her conflicted wife. Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, and Josh Hutcherson add perfectly pitched dramedy with their sincere roles. You want to hug this movie, but »

- Louis Virtel

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