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Charting the bold and ambitious endeavours of Matthew McConaughey and Co., Nolan’s latest takes place in the not-so-distant and terrifyingly believable future where humanity is clutching at straws to resolve the planet’s crippling food crisis. With unforgiving dust storms forcing the remnants of society back to their agrarian roots, a small band of survivors pull together to go boldly where no man has gone before, entering a wormhole in the hope of finding a new habitable planet to call their own. Joining McConaughey for the mind-bending journey are Anne Hathaway, Wes Bentley and two wise-cracking AI robots known as Tars and Case.
When it released last year, many moviegoers were chomping at the bit to see Interstellar in all of its grandeur, hunting down the »
- Michael Briers
Yesterday we reported that Christopher Nolan’s Oscar-nominated sci-fi epic Interstellar was available to pre-order at online vendor Amazon, but today Paramount Home Entertainment has officially announced the release of the film on March 31st on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand, with a digital release on March 17th.
The Blu-ray release for Interstellar is set to include a cell from an original 70Mm IMAX print of the film in addition to three hours of bonus content, details of which you can view below, as well as a look at the artwork for the release.
–The Science of Interstellar — Extended cut of the broadcast special.
–Plotting an Interstellar Journey — Discusses the film’s origins, influences and narrative designs.
–Life on Cooper’s Farm—Bringing Americana and the grounded nature of a farm to a sci-fi space movie.
The Dust—Learn how cast and crew avoided sand blindness, and see how to create, »
- Scott J. Davis
For the second year in a row, Katniss Everdeen stands alone atop the box office heap. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, which opened in November and is still playing in over 1,200 theaters, has earned $333.18 million as of yesterday, surpassing the Marvel blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy as the top-grossing movie of 2014. Despite already being released on Blu-ray and DVD, Guardians of the Galaxy is still playing, though it was only screening in 65 theaters nationwide last weekend, meaning its domestic take of $333.17 million won't increase too much over the next few weeks.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 still has some work to do if it wants to surpass its predecessor, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which was 2013's top movie at the box office with $424.7 million. While That movie's take was bolstered by 3D and IMAX screenings, Deadline's sources claim that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 was screened in, »
Step right up! Step right up! Here it is folks, the moment you've all been waiting for - the big finale to the greatest (or, at the very least, goriest) show on earth! That's right, "American Horror Story: Freak Show," the somewhat uneven fourth season of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's ingenious horror anthology, came to a close last night with an episode entitled "Curtain Call." It was a profoundly disturbing hour-and-17-minutes (hey, Ryan Murphy doesn't play by anyone's rules) but, in the series' constant need to shock and surprise, ended with a bittersweet tone that had us holding back tears. Yes, seriously. Shall we begin?
Dandy's Cabinet of Curiosities
After last week's episode ended with Elsa selling the freak show to that dastardly Dandy, it was anybody's guess as to how that would play out. And it did play out somewhat surprisingly - after Dandy complained about not selling enough tickets, »
- Drew Taylor
Barkers rev up your engines. The Freak Show is over, and the incessant quote canonizing can begin. As another season of American Horror Story closed on Wednesday, the freak fetishist became the freak. (If that meant we got to see Finn Wittrock in his skivvies, then so be it.) But Dandy Mott's downfall was just the beginning of the curiosities delivered by Elsa Mars and her band of outsiders. Picking up short after Dandy (Wittrock) began his tyrannical rule of the side show, the anthology show's season finale was a veritable a parade of zingers and bon mots worthy of creator Ryan Murphy, »
- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard
Santoro would play Jesus Christ, who figures in several key scenes in the film about the titular Jewish Prince, played by Jack Huston, who is forced into slavery by his former friend, Messala (Toby Kebbell).
Also Read: TheWrap’s 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015: From ‘Fifty Shades’ to ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Spectre’
- Linda Ge
Towards the end of December last year, we learned Warner Bros. Pictures had moved back their gestating Jungle Book: Origins back to 2017, and now Walt Disney Pictures is making some changes to their schedule today and it involves pushing back their new live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book as well. Today, the studio announced that Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book will move back to April 15th, 2016, and its old October 9th, 2015 date will now go to their Coast Guard drama The Finest Hours with Chris Pine and Casey Affleck. But that's now all the studio has revealed for their forthcoming calendar. More below! Disney has also set their remake of Pete's Dragon, starring Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard, Michael C. Hall, Wes Bentley, Oakes Fegley and Oona Laurence, for a debut on August 12th, 2016. The film is directed by Ain't Them Bodies Saints helmer David Lowery, based on the »
- Ethan Anderton
Walt Disney Pictures has handed out new release dates for the upcoming projects Ghost in the Shell and Pete's Dragon, while swapping dates for The Jungle Book and The Finest Hours. Ghost in the Shell will hit theaters on April 14, 2017, while Pete's Dragon debuts August 12, 2016. The Jungle Book has moved from October 9, 2015 to April 15, 2016, with The Finest Hours taking the October 9 slot.
We reported last week that Scarlett Johansson will star in Ghost in the Shell, which currently has the April 14, 2017 date to itself. The project does fall between two other high-profile releases, Legendary's Pacific Rim 2 (April 7, 2017) and an untitled Universal Pictures monster movie (April 21, 2017). Rupert Sanders is directing Ghost in the Shell, which centers on a member of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission covert unit that specializes in fighting cyber-crime.
Pete's Dragon will be going up against Lionsgate's Dirty Grandpa, Sony's Sausage Party and Universal's Spectral on August 12, 2016, with Warner Bros. »
“Jungle Book” is directed by Jon Favreau, with Neel Sethi as Mowgli and Idris Elba voicing the tiger Shere Khan. Warner Bros.’ rival project “Jungle Book: Origins” is being directed by Andy Serkis and is set for release on Oct. 6, 2017.
Disney has also dated the “Pete’s Dragon” remake for Aug. 12, 2016, and DreamWorks’ “Ghost in the Shell” for April 14, 2017.
Michael C. Hall, Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard and Wes Bentley are on board “Pete’s Dragon,” with newcomer Oakes Fegley set as the title character. David Lowery will direct from a script he wrote with Toby Halbrooks. »
- Dave McNary
The upcoming remake of the Disney live-action/animation hybrid film, Pete.s Dragon continues to horde what appears to be an increasingly impressive cast within its den. It has been reported that Dexter star Michael C. Hall and The Hunger Games star Wes Bentley are now on board. Recent reports from TheWrap confirm Bentley.s addition to the cast and Variety would subsequently drop the news of Hall.s involvement. The duo will join Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard, and young Oakes Fegley, who will play the titular Pete. The film will attempt to modernize the original 1977 Disney film set in a small fishing town in the early 1900.s about a boy named Pete who is stuck in a bad situation with a wicked foster family of obnoxious yokels, the Gogans. While trying to run away, he is rescued by a friendly dragon named Elliott, who has the power to »
Michael C Hall has joined the cast of Pete's Dragon.
The Dexter star has signed on for Disney's remake of its 1977 movie, reports Variety.
The original film was a live action/animation hybrid that centred around Pete and his best friend and dragon Elliot.
Hall was most recently seen in the crime drama Cold in July.
Dexter star Michael C. Hall will reprise his role as our favorite serial killer in Disney's live action remake of Pete's Dragon! I'm totally just kidding, but that would be pretty funny. Seriously though, the actor has joined the film project, and he joins Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Bentley, and newcomer Oakes Fegley as Pete.
The film revolves around Pete and his best friend Elliot, who is a dragon. The movie will not be a musical like the original 1977 version. This version will be more of a straight narrative, and the Dragon will be CGI.
Source: Variety »
- Joey Paur
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes release details on Amnesiac, The Atticus Institute, and Alien Outpost, multiple trailers, premiere details for Head, and a Q&A with the founder of The Philip K. Dick Film Festival:
Amnesiac Distribution and Release Details: “Amnesiac tells the story of a man (Wes Bentley) who wakes up in bed suffering from memory loss after being in an accident, only to begin to suspect that his wife (Kate Bosworth) may not be his real wife. The web of lies and deceit deepen inside the house where he soon finds himself a prisoner.
XLrator Media has acquired North American distribution rights to the psychological thriller Amnesiac starring Kate Bosworth (Still Alice, Superman Returns) and Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games series, Interstellar). XLrator Media will release the film in Summer 2015 on its acclaimed “Macabre” genre label. »
- Tamika Jones
David Lowery is directing the film, which will star Oakes Fegley (This Is Where I Leave You) as Pete alongside Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World) and Robert Redford (Captain America: The Winter Soldier).
The remake is set to be live-action (with CGI bringing the dragon to life) and will be a straight narrative rather than a musical. It is set to arrive some time in 2016, although an exact release date is yet to be announced.
The post Michael C. Hall joins Disney’s Pete’s Dragon remake appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
Hailee Steinfeld is set to star in "Carrie Pilby," the Susan Johnson-directed indie film adaptation of the coming-of-age novel by Caren Lissner. Suzanne Farwell will produce and shooting aims to begin in May.
Kara Holden and Dean Craig adapted the script which centers on a 19-year-old genius who has just graduated from Harvard and has no idea how to fit in or socialize in life outside college. [Source: THR]
Michelle Williams is set to join Casey Affleck in Kenneth Lonergan's new drama "Manchester-by-the-Sea". Williams will play Affleck's wife in the film which slated to begin shooting in March in New England. »
- Garth Franklin
• Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo are in discussions for the upcoming Disney film, Queen of Katwe. Mira Nair is directing the film, which will tell the story of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi. Nyong'o will play Phiona's mother, Harriet Mutesi, with Oyelowo as Robert Katende, a mentor of sorts who helps Mutesi become the World Chess Olympiad. The film was inspired by Tim Crother's 2011 Espn The Magazine article and book, "The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, And One Extraordinary Girl's Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster."William Wheeler adapted the story for the screen. [Variety] • Alec Baldwin, Jason Sudeikis, »
- C. Molly Smith
Feeling the power of the Nbr
Remember the other day when we linked to that article using old Streep quotes to attack Russell Crowe's ageist comments about actresses? Well, Streep went and ruined it by defending him in public. So Jessica Chastain, inbetween taking super cute photos on the Oscar campaign trail, is on it, she told People:
I think there are some incredible actresses in their 50s and 60s that are not getting opportunities in films. And for someone to say there are plenty of roles for women that age – they're not going to the movies enough."
Preach, Jessica. Preach!
Pajiba fascinating think piece on how ineffective Nielsen ratings are and why it's unacceptable that the media still uses them like a Bible
- NATHANIEL R
Could Elliott be in for a gory death in David Lowery‘s Pete’s Dragon remake? I mean, probably not, but with its latest addition you never know. Dexter actor Michael C. Hall has just boarded the family adventure, joining Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Bentley, Oona Laurence, and Oakes Fegley. More on the Petes Dragon […]
- Angie Han
Just two days after Wes Bentley signed on for Disney's remake of Pete's Dragon, Dexter star Michael C. Hall has come onboard. While no character details were given, the actor joins a cast that includes newcomer Oakes Fegley as Pete, Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard and Oona Laurence. Unlike the original Pete's Dragon, which debuted in 1977, the remake will remove all of the musical elements, although it still will be a live action/CGI hybrid, with the dragon Elliot portrayed through animation.
The remake is set in a logging village instead of a fishing village like the original, focusing on Pete, who lives in the woods with his pet dragon Elliot after his parents died in a car accident. His home forest is now being threatened by a logging company. Robert Redford is playing a local resident who tells stories about dragons that no one in town believes, similar to »
Michael C. Hall is set to join the cast of Disney’s remake of “Pete’s Dragon.”
The story is a reinvention of the 1977 film that revolves around Pete and his best friend Elliot, who happens to be a dragon. The first pic was a musical, but sources say this will be a straight narrative. The movie will be live action, with CGI used to bring the dragon to life.
Jim Whitaker is producing.
- Justin Kroll
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