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Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki Join ‘Peter Rabbit’ Live-Action/Animated Hybrid (Exclusive)

15 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Daisy Ridley and Elizabeth Debicki have joined the cast of Sony’s live-action/animated hybrid “Peter Rabbit,” starring Rose Byrne and James Corden.

The film will be directed by Will Gluck from a screenplay by Rob Lieber with revisions by Gluck. The adaptation will be made at Animal Logic, the Sydney-based animation and visual effects production studio behind the global blockbuster “The Lego Movie.”

Gluck and Zareh Nalbandian are both attached to produce the feature, with Doug Belgrad serving as executive producer. Jodi Hildebrand of Olive Bridge and Jason Lust will also serve as executive producers.

Corden will voice Peter and Byrne will star in the live-action female lead role of Bea.

With this film, Columbia and Frederick Warne will bring Beatrix Potter’s beloved character Peter Rabbit to a new family audience. Warne has been Beatrix Potter’s publisher since its publication of “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” in »

- Justin Kroll

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Netflix Acquires Rights to Oren Uziel’s ‘Shimmer Lake’ Starring Benjamin Walker (Exclusive)

23 September 2016 11:12 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights to “God Particle” screenwriter Oren Uziel’s directorial debut, “Shimmer Lake,” sources tell Variety.

The film stars Benjamin Walker, “Spectre” actress Stephanie Sigman, Wyatt Russell, and Rainn Wilson. Uziel wrote and directed the film.

The movie is a crime thriller told backward — reversing day by day through a week — following a local sheriff’s quest to unlock the mystery of three small-town criminals and a bank heist gone wrong.

Britton Rizzio and Adam Saunders produced the pic. Production is currently wrapped on the project.

Uziel, who’s repped by Wme and Writ Large, is a rising filmmaker. His highly anticipated “God Particle,” starring David Oyelowo and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and produced by J.J. Abrams, bows next February.

He is also currently developing a handful of projects, including New Line’s “Mortal Kombat” reboot and “Overnight” at Disney. His past credits include penning the scripts to »

- Justin Kroll

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Westworld Review: For a Series About Robots, HBO's Drama Has a Lotta Heart

23 September 2016 9:35 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

If you ever saw Michael Crichton’s cheesy but enjoyable 1973 Westworld, you should go ahead and erase it from your memory before sampling HBO’s series adaptation (premiering Sunday, Oct. 2, at 9/8c). The small-screen upgrade — developed by Jonathan Nolan (Person of Interest) and Lisa Joy, and boasting J.J. Abrams among its executive producers — is about as different from its big-screen counterpart as Ava in Ex Machina is from R2-D2 in Star Wars.

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Set in the near future, the drama focuses initially on Dolores Abernathy (Evan Rachel Wood), a Wild West »

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Kirk is feeling a little lonely in deleted scene from Star Trek Beyond

22 September 2016 7:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we brought you details of the upcoming Blu-ray release for Star Trek Beyond [see here], and now USA Today has unveiled a rather humourous deleted scene from the Justin Lin-directed sci-fi sequel, which takes place on Starbase Yorktown and sees a lonely Kirk trying to find some company, before being sneezed on by Soccty’s pal Keenser; check it out here…

Star Trek Beyond,” the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In “Beyond,” the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

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- Gary Collinson

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Glorious High Def Trailer for Don Coscarelli's 'Phantasm' Remastered

22 September 2016 1:24 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

"If this one doesn't scare you, you're already dead." Horror fans already know this one well. Back in 1979, director Don Coscarelli introduced The Tall Man and his deadly silver Sentinel Spheres to the world in a sci-fi horror film called Phantasm. The film built up a cult following over the years and, believe it or not, they're just about to release the fourth sequel titled Phantasm: Ravager (see the trailer for that here). In addition to the release of that new film, Coscarelli's original film that started it all is getting a re-release as Phantasm: Remastered. This brand new 4K rereleae also features remastered 5.1 surround sound, all overseen by J.J. Abrams and the folks at Bad Robot. The film stars A. Michael Baldwin, Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister and Bill Thornbury. If you've never seen this film, it's worth checking out. Seriously. Here's the new high def trailer for Don Coscarelli's Phantasm: Remastered, »

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Don Coscarelli Explains Why Art House Theaters Still Matter

21 September 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

This Saturday (September 24, 2016), something very cool is happening in movie theaters around the country. It's called Art House Theater Day, and it's a celebration of what both movies and movie theaters mean to their communities. Over 160 theaters are participating in the event, which will screen movies both new and old. And in one particularly serendipitous case, part of the Art House Theater Day programming includes a stunning new version of a fantastic old classic that most people have probably never seen on the big screen: Don Coscarelli's Phantasm. Lovingly remastered in 4K by J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot company, Phantasm: Remastered is an absolutely gorgeous presentation of a truly memorable horror movie. And it is our honor to bring a special...

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Newswire: Here’s what’s coming to (and leaving from) HBO Now in October

21 September 2016 3:59 PM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

HBO has a pretty big October ahead of it: The premium network is debuting a number of new shows next month, including the J.J. Abrams-produced Westworld, and web star Issa Rae’s Insecure. All of those new series—including Sarah Jessica Parker’s Divorce and the debut of its nightly newscast, Vice News Tonight—will be available next month to subscribers to the network’s HBO Now service.

Of course, it wouldn’t be October without a few horror films to back up those brand new shows, and HBO’s offering up some suitably spooky movies to serve as a backdrop for your Halloween. There’s the 2015 Poltergeist movie, for instance (and the 1982 original), or the old Justin Long screamer Jeepers Creepers. If you want a little silent melancholy with your horror, meanwhile, you could dip into I Am Legend or 28 Days Later, or go loud ...


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Star Trek Beyond Blu-ray cover art and special features announced

21 September 2016 11:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Paramount Pictures has announced that Star Trek Beyond will beam onto Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD on November 1st in the States (with a Digital HD release set for October 4th). Check out the cover art here, along with details on the bonus features…

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Deleted Scenes – Go Beyond the final cut of the movie with scenes you didn’t see in theaters.

Beyond the Darkness – Meet visionary producer J.J. Abrams, director Justin Lin and co-writers Simon Pegg and Doug Jung as they discuss the inspiration for the Star Trek Beyond storyline and how it came to life.

Enterprise Takedown – Experience edge-of-your-seat action and see how a shocking attack destroys the USS Enterprise.

Divided and Conquered – Learn how filmmakers pushed the boundaries in Star Trek Beyond by forcing the Enterprise crew into their most challenging situations yet.

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Disney CEO: Rogue One Isn’t Expected To Hit Box Office Heights Of The Force Awakens

21 September 2016 11:44 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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$2.06 billion – that’s the total box office haul brought in by Star Wars: The Force Awakens during its stellar run. Though it failed to top James Cameron’s Avatar to become the highest-grossing picture in cinematic history, it was a barnstorming, record-breaking start for Disney and Lucasfilm’s rejuvenated tentpole.

However that may be, when quizzed about Gareth Edwards’ upcoming Anthology film, Bob Iger – CEO at the House of Mouse – emphasized that in no way does the company expect Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to hit the box office heights of The Force Awakens come December.

Word comes by way of Iger’s interview with Variety, where the Disney chief stressed that Rogue One represents an entirely different beast, one that isn’t necessarily a four-quadrant slam dunk in the vein of J.J. Abrams’ crowd-pleaser – in fact, »

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Rooney Mara attached to star in 'Vox Lux'

21 September 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The two-time Oscar nominee most recently seen in Toronto selections Lion and Una is attached to star in Brady Corbet’s pop star drama.

Recording artist Sia will write the original soundtrack and the film will shoot in the 65mm large format and exhibit on 70mm.

Kodak is investing in equity and marketing and has targetted Vox Lux as a priority 2017 release. Production is set for February.

Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa of Killer Films will produce along with Brian Young of Three Six Zero Entertainment, an international company that specialises in music, film, television, digital media and technology.

The story follows the rise of ‘Celeste’ from the ashes of a major national tragedy to pop superstardom. The 15-year odyssey takes place between 1999 and the present day and tracks cultural evolutions of the 21st Century from her perspective.

Wme Global represents worldwide rights.

Corbet previously directed The Childhood Of A Leader.

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Star Trek Beyond Orbits Digital HD Oct. 4, Disc Nov. 1

21 September 2016 10:49 AM, PDT | | See recent Comicmix news »

Hollywood, Calif.  – The intrepid crew of the USS Enterprise returns in “the best action movie of the year” (Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood).  The “highly entertaining” (David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter) new installment in the iconic franchise, Star Trek Beyond sets a course on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Combo Packs, DVD and On Demand November 1, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The sci-fi adventure will also be available as part of the Star Trek Trilogy Blu-ray Collection.  The film warp speeds to Digital HD four weeks early on October 4, 2016.

Director Justin Lin (Fast & Furious) delivers “a fun and thrilling adventure” (Eric Eisenberg, Cinemablend) with an incredible all-star cast including Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, as well as newcomers to the Star Trek universe Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Idris Elba (Luther).  In Star Trek Beyond, the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, »

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Rooney Mara to Lead Brady Corbet’s Pop Star Drama ‘Vox Lux,’ Shooting in 65mm

21 September 2016 10:39 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After crafting one of the most formally accomplished directorial debuts of the year with The Childhood of a LeaderBrady Corbet is returning sooner than expected with his follow-up, Vox Lux. We got the first details on the project earlier this summer, which follows pop star who gains success through “unusual circumstances.” It’s set to shoot this February, and he has now found a star.

Coming off a trio of films at Tiff this year (all reviewed here), Rooney Mara is set to lead the project, according to THR, which also has new details on the ambitious project. Taking place over 15 years, from 1999 to the present day, it “will track the rise of singer Celeste to superstardom, while looking at the major cultural evolutions of the 21st century through her eyes.”

Vox Lux will be shot on 65mm large format and screened in 70mm; Sia will also provide new songs for the soundtrack. »

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Rooney Mara to Star in Pop Star Drama ‘Vox Lux’

21 September 2016 10:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rooney Mara is attached to star in Brady Corbet’s pop star drama “Vox Lux.”

The soundtrack will boast all original songs written by Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling artist Sia.

This is the follow-up to Corbet’s Venice double award winner, “The Childhood of a Leader.”

Additionally, making it a special event, the film will be shot on 65mm large format film and exhibit on 70mm large format film, which is the gold standard of motion picture quality. Kodak is helping to back the movie from an equity and marketing perspective, and will make it one of their priority movies for 2017.

“Brady is a young auteur almost without parallel,” said Steve Bellamy, President of Kodak Motion Picture. “After such an amazing growth year for film in 2015 much like Vinyl in the music industry, we are doing everything we can to help find and nurture those next master craftsmen like Brady. »

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‘Phantasm’ Is Back! New Trailers For ‘Phantasm: Remastered’ & ‘Phantasm: Ravager’ Unveiled

21 September 2016 7:59 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

For those wanting to flex their nerd muscles, there’s a fairly obvious connection between “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Phantasm” — the character of Captain Phasma was named after the 1979 cult classic, after J.J. Abrams noticed that the character reminded him of the metal spheres from the horror flick. And it’s this love of the film that convinced Abrams to allow “Phantasm” director and writer Don Coscarelli to team up with Abrams’ own Bad Robot to produce a remastered 4K version of the film.

Continue reading ‘Phantasm’ Is Back! New Trailers For ‘Phantasm: Remastered’ & ‘Phantasm: Ravager’ Unveiled at The Playlist. »

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Star Trek Beyond Blu-ray/DVD Release Date, Extra Features And Cover Art Revealed

20 September 2016 8:05 PM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Star Trek Beyond may not have busted as many blocks as most of us expected, but Justin Lin's sci-fi adventure was a very entertaining time at the cinema, and seemed to go down well with the majority of fans and critics alike. If you missed it in theaters, you'll have the opportunity to rectify that when the movie is released to Digital HD on October 4th followed by a Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and 4K Ultra HD release on November 1st. The full list of bonus features are available below, and they include tributes to Leonard Nimoy and Anton Yelchin, so keep the hankies ready. Deleted Scenes - Go Beyond the final cut of the movie with scenes you didn't see in theaters. Beyond the Darkness - Meet visionary producer J.J. Abrams, director Justin Lin and co-writers Simon Pegg and Doug Jung as they discuss the inspiration for the Star Trek Beyond »

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Star Trek Beyond Home Release Details And Blu-ray/DVD Covers Revealed

20 September 2016 7:13 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Despite being generally well received by critics and fans alike, Star Trek Beyond is in danger of being viewed as a box office flop. The sci-fi adventure flick hasn’t finished its theatrical run just yet (it opened in China on September 1), but analysts reckon it’s going to have to rake in $350 million to recoup the budget and promotional costs, and since it currently sits at around $244.5 million, that’s going to be tough.

Of course, there’s always a decent chance it’ll find a bigger audience on home-media. Paramount has announced that Star Trek Beyond will be released to Digital HD on October 4, followed by a Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and 4K Ultra HD release on November 1st. Below you’ll find the full list of extra features, as well as the cover art:

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Star Trek: Beyond Coming to Blu-Ray and DVD

20 September 2016 1:43 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Star Trek: Beyond is hitting Blu-Ray. We’ve got the details on the release.

So okay even I was a skeptic on Star Trek: Beyond but I’ve big enough to admit that I had a lot of fun watching the movie. I do love that these stories are still being told and loved how it’s been reintroduced for this new era. Well the home release is just around the corner and it’s got a lot packaged with it. 


So first off in case we forgot this is the third movie in this new franchise telling and if you missed out there will be a three pack of all of the films. Now the Blu-Ray pack is going to have over an hour of extra content including.

o   Deleted Scenes - Go Beyond the final cut of the movie with scenes you didn't see in theaters. »

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Star Trek Beyond 4K Blu-ray, 3D, DVD and Digital Release Dates and Details

20 September 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Paramount Home Entertainment have confirmed the Star Trek Beyond 4K Uhd Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD release dates following retailer release date leaks over this past weekend.

Star Trek Beyond is directed by Justin Lin and stars Chris PineZachary QuintoKarl UrbanZoe SaldanaSimon PeggJohn ChoAnton YelchinIdris Elba and Sofia Boutella. It has earned just over $33 million at the global box office thus far.

Your first opportunity to watch Star Trek Beyond at home is right around the corner on October 4th. Paramount really wants you to dive into the Digital HD version so they're releasing is a full four weeks before the physical disc formats.

Pre-order Star Trek Beyond for a discounted price at on your preferred format.

The Star Trek Beyond 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with Dolby Atmos Audio, Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray combo packs, as well as DVD, »

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Phantasm: Remastered Trailer Is Here and It Looks Amazing

20 September 2016 12:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just weeks after the new poster debuted, Well Go USA has released a new trailer for Phantasm: Remastered, a new 4K restoration of Don Coscarelli's original 1979 classic. The film will hit theaters across the country as part of Art House Theater Day on September 24, 2016, and will be released on VOD platforms October 4, before debuting in theaters in select theaters on October 7th. As you can see in the trailer below, this horror classic looks better than ever with this new restoration.

Since its release in 1979, director Don Coscarelli's epic tale of the Tall Man, his deadly silver Sentinel Spheres, and the group of small-town friends who must band together to stop his dimension-hopping schemes has captivated and terrified horror and sci-fi fans around the world. An immediate success, bringing in 40 times its production budget, the film has influenced generations of filmmakers. Thirty-seven years later, Phantasm has been »

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Phantasm: Ravager trailer

20 September 2016 12:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The terrifying Tall Man makes his creepy return in the trailer for long-awaited horror sequel Phantasm: Ravager...

One of horror cinema’s most unsung, yet influential franchises makes a return glistening with global devastation in Phantasm: Ravager. The trailer for the upcoming release of the belated fourth sequel of the Phantasm film franchise showcases an upgraded return for writer/director Don Coscarelli’s illusion-imbued cinematic shockfests.

The trailer for Phantasm: Ravager, the franchise’s first entry since 1998’s Phantasm IV: Oblivion, sticks to the tried and true, once again focusing on the series’ repertory ponytail-rocking protagonist in Reggie Bannister’s 'Reggie'. Apparently having spent the last 18 years wandering the Earth like Caine from Kung Fu, it seems that Reggie is ready for what is being billed as the final showdown between him and The Tall Man.

Series alumni A. Michael Baldwin and Bill Thornbury, the young siblings »

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