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MTV Swings Big On Scripted With ‘Scream,’ ‘Shannara’

21 April 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

MTV is getting ready to take some of the biggest programming swings in its more than three decades on the air.

The Viacom-owned network will launch a reimagining of the popular horror-movie franchise “Scream” and is preparing a limited series based on the epic fantasy series of “Shannara” novels by author Terry Brooks.  What’s more, the network will also debut two new takes on the talk-show format, a documentary series featuring a YouTube celebrity; and a reality series built around rapper Ja Rule. In all, the network will launch eight new series in all and said it had another 85 in development.

The idea behind the slate is to woo communities of passionate viewers with the cinematic “Scream” and “Shannara,” while devising other series that can be diced up and played and posted on social networks and digital sites to augment traditional TV-viewing activity. One new show, :”Greatest Party Story Ever, »

- Brian Steinberg

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Review: Don't get me wrong... there's a lot about 'Age Of Ultron' to like

21 April 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

When Joss Whedon took the job as director of "The Avengers," he had a specific challenge to overcome. Even after the success of the individual movies featuring Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America, it seemed like a nearly impossible task, juggling so many giant personalities in one coherent story. Now the challenge is very different for him as writer/director, because he's following up one of the biggest films of all time, and he's also laying groundwork for the entire next phase of movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The last time a director found himself in a similar position with Marvel was Jon Favreau on "Iron Man 2," and it's interesting to see the ways Whedon has responded differently, and the ways in which he's fallen into some of the same traps. Make no mistake… "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" is both a better film and a better sequel than "Iron Man 2, »

- Drew McWeeny

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From Actor to "Action!", Exploring the Debuts of 19 Actors-Turned-Directors

21 April 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Over the course of film history, we've seen plenty of long-time actors step behind the camera to take up their directorial ambitions. Clint Eastwood did it. Mel Gibson did it. George Clooney did it. What do these three have in commonc Well, for starters, they are all men, so there's that. Further, they are all white, but more on that later. More to the point of the article, these men all eased into their directorial careers by starring in their respective debuts, using their presence on screen to help market their talents off it. And with his feature directorial effort The Water Diviner, which hits limited theaters this week, Russell Crowe is just the most recent addition to a growing list of actors who have decided to try their hand behind the camera. Like Eastwood, Gibson, and Clooney before him, the Best Actor winner stars in his first feature as director, »

- Jordan Benesh

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CinemaCon: First Adam Jones Poster Shows Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller Ready to Cook

19 April 2015 3:30 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

CinemaCon is underway in Las Vegas, which means plenty of promo posters and first looks at upcoming films. Steve is currently walking around and snapped a first look at the Adam Jones posters starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller. Once upon a time, this film was called “Chef”, but it backed off of its title after Jon Favreau’s cooking film claimed it as well. Now titled Adam Jones (presumably the name of Cooper’s lead character), the plot is “revolves around a two Michelin Star chef in Paris whose ability to create explosions of taste is undermined by his badboy rants and diva behavior that destroy his career.” It sounds like it could be a lot of fun, but I’m curious to see if Wells can hit the same level of food-porn as Favreau’s movie. Check out the Adam Jones poster below. Written by Steven Knight (Locke) and directed by John Wells, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Avengers: Age Of Ultron Soundtrack Digital Album Set For Release April 28 Physical CD Available May 19

16 April 2015 1:58 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Marvel Music and Hollywood Records will release the original motion picture digital soundtrack for Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron on April 28, 2015.

The physical CD will be available on May 19, 2015. The score features music by Brian Tyler (Marvel’s “Iron Man 3,” “Furious 7″) and Danny Elfman.

The Avengers return in Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron in theaters on May 1, 2015.

April 13: “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” cast and producers pose onstage during the world premiere of Marvel’s “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” at the Dolby Theatre on April 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

April 13: “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” cast and producers pose onstage during the world premiere of Marvel’s “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” at the Dolby Theatre on April 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Brian Tyler has scored over 70 films and recently won Film Composer »

- Michelle McCue

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Round-Up: Release Date Announced for Air, Starring Norman Reedus, Revolution Digital Comic Book, Archie Vs. Predator #1

16 April 2015 8:01 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Imagine being a custodial worker in a bunker that’s the last livable place on Earth. The air outside is unbreathable, and a select group of humans are in cryogenic slumber around you. This is life for workers Bauer and Cartwright, but great responsibility and a dark secret could threaten to destroy their sanity and the human race. Produced by Robert Kirkman and starring Norman Reedus, Air now has an official release date for late this summer. Also featured in our latest round-up is a bit of good news for Revolution fans and the cover art and synopsis for another unexpected showdown in Riverdale.

Air: Scheduled for an August 14th theatrical release, Air is the first feature film from Skybound Entertainment. Joining Reedus in the movie is Djimon Hounsou (Gladiator, Blood Diamond,Fast & Furious 7), who plays Cartwright opposite Reedus’ Bauer. Christian Cantamessa (co-writer of the video game, Red Dead »

- Derek Anderson

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Gwyneth Paltrow Chows Down on Gourmet Food After Failing Food Stamp Challenge

16 April 2015 6:32 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Bon appétit! Gwyneth Paltrow chowed down on the good stuff quickly after consciously uncoupling with food stamps. The Oscar winner, who vowed to eat only $29 worth of food last week, was spotted enjoying a gourmet barbecue dinner in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, April 14. According to Page Six, the Mortdecai actress noshed with Iron Man director Jon Favreau, chef Roy Choi, and her boyfriend Brad Falchuk at L.A. hot spot Animal. The A-list event, also attended by Jimmy Kimmel, was hosted by David and Victoria Beckham. Paltrow, [...] »

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Is Gwyneth Paltrow Still on Her $29-a-Week Food Bank Challenge? Actress Attends Pricey Dinner in Los Angeles

15 April 2015 4:20 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Has Gwyneth Paltrow bowed out of the New York Food Bank Challenge early? Shortly after revealing that she was going to rely on only $29 to feed her for seven days—because that's how much those on food stamps get per week—E! News learns that Paltrow attended a pricey dinner at famous Los Angeles restaurant Animal with rumored beau Brad Falchuk last night. A source tells us Paltrow was there for the Austin Midnight Dinner, a promotional event for pal Jon Favreau's film Chef. "It was a prefixed menu, and the tickets were $80," the insider tells E! News. "Some of the items on the menu was various types of barbeque, potato salad and beans." $80, you say? Interesting. Although, »

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NBC's 'Revolution' Will Wrap Online in DC Digital Comic

15 April 2015 11:21 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fans of the Warner Bros. Television series Revolution, which ended a two-year run on NBC in May 2014, are going to get a resolution to the show's storylines that were left open-ended in the final broadcast episode. In response to passionate fan efforts to revive the show, the entire creative team behind the series - including executive producers Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Rockne S. O'Bannon and Jon Favreau - regrouped to create a special four-chapter digital comic book with DC Comics that will serve to continue and ultimately resolve the adventures last seen in Revolution's second season finale.

Revolution writers David Reed and Ryan Parrott handled the writing duties of the digital comic's four chapters, after breaking the story in the writers' room along with the rest of the Revolution creative team, which included Kripke, O'Bannon, Paul Grellong, David Rambo, Trey Callaway, Anne Cofell Saunders, Ben Edlund, Matt Pitts and Jim Barness. »

- MovieWeb

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Revolution to Provide Closure With Digital Comic From DC

15 April 2015 11:09 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Revolution fans that have been petitioning for the series to come back, we have some good news for you: closure is on its way. While the cancelled NBC series is not returning to TV screens to finish out its story, it will be telling the final chapters of its tale in a digital comic book from DC Comics. Working alongside DC is Revolution‘s entire creative team, which includes series creator Eric Kripe, along with executive producers J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Rockne S. O’Bannon, and Jon Favreau. The four chapters of the comic were all written by Revolution scribes David Reed and Ryan Parrott but only after the stories had been crafted with the entire creative team. The Revolution digital comic was illustrated by DC Comics’ artist Angel Hernandez. All four of the chapters will have their own specifically designed cover, and a new chapter will be released every two weeks beginning on Monday, »

- Chris King

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Revolution Is Coming Back! But There's a Twist

15 April 2015 10:34 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Good news: Revolution is coming back. Bad news (depending on how you look at it): It's via a comic book. But take heart in knowing you will get an ending, Revolution fans! The entire creative team behind the series—Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Rockne S. O'Bannon and Jon Favreau—teamed to create the four-chapter DC Comics series to resolve the Revolution storyline. Revolution writers David Reed and Ryan Parrott wrote the series with art by Angel Hernandez. The digital comic begins on May 4.  Each chapter will debut on ComicBook.com for one week before making their way to the official Revolution Facebook page. Chapter 1 hits the Internet on Monday, May 4, Chapter 2 follows on Monday, »

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For Revolution Fans, Closure Is Coming

15 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

If you were among those steadfastly lobbying to #RelocateRevolution, your wish has been granted.

TVLine has learned that NBC’s postapocalyptic drama, which was powered down almost a year ago, after two seasons, will return to finish its story in the form of a four-chapter digital comic book.

RelatedHot Topic, Two Takes: Should Revolution Be Powered Back Up?

The series’ entire creative team — including executive producers Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Rockne S. O’Bannon and Jon Favreau — regrouped to create the digital comic with DC ComicsRevolution writers David Reed and Ryan Parrott penned the four chapters, »

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Avengers: Age Of Ultron World Premiere

14 April 2015 12:09 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

“When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure. Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Chris Evans as Captain America. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig »

- HollywoodNews.com

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Joss Whedon's 2 Big Requests Before Taking On The Avengers: Age Of Ultron

11 April 2015 5:50 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Joss Whedon isn.t the Godfather of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That title belongs to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. Whedon didn.t even kick start this whole endeavor. That claim to fame belongs to Iron Man helmer Jon Favreau. But because of his accomplishment with the initial The Avengers, Whedon is given a tremendous amount of leeway with what Marvel can and should do in their movies leading up to this summer.s The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and some of the most interesting behind-the-scenes negotiating was revealed this afternoon. Joss Whedon brought his entire Avengers: Age of Ultron cast to the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank to promote the upcoming blockbuster and talk all things Marvel. When asked by a journalist what concessions Whedon asked Marvel to make during the Phase Two run up to the release of Age of Ultron, the director and Feige recalled two »

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Actors-turned-directors: The good, the bad and the unwatchable

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

This month Alan Rickman's A Little Chaos, Ryan Gosling's Lost River and Russell Crowe's The Water Diviner see these performers make the dizzying leap from actor to director. But in which of their colleagues' footsteps might they follow?

We take a look at six different categories of actor-turned-directors.

The career-changers

Too handsome to be a supporting actor, and lacking the gravitas of a major star, Ben Affleck looked to be heading towards Kilmer-ville before he released Gone Baby Gone, a dark Dennis Lehane thriller he co-wrote and directed, with brother Casey taking the lead. Follow-up The Town proved solid, but his next effort, Argo, was a surprise Best Picture winner. The fact Affleck didn't receive a Director nomination suggests he's not yet been forgiven for the likes of Gigli, but the forthcoming Lehane adaptation Live By Night should fix that.

As an actor, Clint Eastwood's flinty »

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Does the 2003 Daredevil movie really suck?

9 April 2015 7:16 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of the new Netflix Daredevil show, Luke Owen asks the burning question – does the 2003 Daredevil movie really suck?

In the early 2000s, comic book movies were riding high on a wave of popularity. After seemingly being killed off by the likes of Batman & Robin and Steel, comic book movies made a huge comeback with critically-praised and fan-adored movies like Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man and Bryan Singer’s X-Men. When X-Men hit it big at the box office in 2000 and Spider-Man followed suit in 2002, movie studios started to snap up as many titles as they possibly could to piggyback off their success. So many of their characters were sold off in fact that not only did it save Marvel Comics from bankruptcy, but there were reports of upwards of 40 movies based on Marvel characters in some stage of development between 2000 and 2002. One of those projects was Daredevil.

The Man Without »

- Luke Owen

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Looking ahead to the big blockbusters of summer 2016

9 April 2015 5:18 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Reboots, videogame adaptations, and a few long awaited sequels are all due for release next year

Now that Fast & Furious 7 has formally opened summer blockbuster season 2015 up, it's time for us to take our traditional look at the big movies gracing multiplexes this time next year.

2016 is set to be a pivotal summer, too. There are big movies in both the DC and Marvel cinematic universes. Warner Bros is looking to launch the first of six King Arthur movies, whilst Universal may get cracking with its classic monster cinematic universe. And - yep - we may even get the world's first great film based on a videogame.

Summer blockbuster season 2016 stretches from March through to August, and here's what treats are lined up. Please note, we've gone with Us release dates, for the purposes of this feature, as that's where most of the films will debut first.

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- simonbrew

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Disney developing a live-action Pinocchio film

9 April 2015 1:52 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Another day, another bit of news on Disney’s ever-expanding live-action universe. Today, Deadline has reported that yet another Disney classic set to undergo the jump into the “real world” with news that beloved film Pinocchio is set to join the list of those being given a 21st century make-over.

Peter Hedges (Pieces of April) is penning a new feature for the studio, which loosely based on The Adventures of Pinocchio about a marionette puppet carved from wood who dreams of becoming a real boy. Pinocchio gets his wish but is prone to lies, and each time he does, his nose grows longer. First appearing in 1883, Pinocchio was the invention of author Carlo Collodi, and was Disney’s second feature back in 1940.

Despite Disney’s move to remake the film, it isn’t the only project on the horizon for the little puppet. Director Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim) is »

- Scott J. Davis

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Pinocchio Live-Action Reboot in the Works at Disney

8 April 2015 1:55 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Disney is in the live-action reboot business, and the next animated classic feature up for re-imagining is Pinocchio - the story of a wood-carved puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy. With the help of Jiminy Cricket and the paternal Geppetto, Pinocchio goes on a quest to prove his worth and learns about the costs of lying along the way. Per Deadline, Peter Hedges (Pieces of April, Dan in Real Life) is penning a script loosely based on the original story of Pinocchio. Pinocchio is one of many, many reboots in development at the studio. On the heels of their most recent fairytale revamp, Cinderella, which debuted to positive critical response last month and has grossed more than $400 million internationally to date, Disney is moving full-speed-ahead on live-action adaptations. [caption id="attachment_440833" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Disney[/caption] Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book is set for April 15, 2016, with the Alice in Wonderland sequel, »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Disney Developing Live-Action Pinocchio-Inspired Movie

8 April 2015 1:19 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If the past month or so has taught us anything, it’s that Disney won’t stop rifling through its veritable back catalogue until every single one of their pre-existing properties enters development. The mouse house is gearing up to fill its entire future production slate with remakes, spinoffs and sequels – but mainly remakes – of its most iconic characters. You know, so as to appeal to modern audiences.

Well, if you thought Disney had exhausted its supply, think again. Deadline now reports that a new live-action Pinocchio feature has been ushered into development. Writer Peter Hedges (Pieces Of April, Dan In Real Life) has been contracted to pen the script and it will be the first major movie since he wrote and directed 2012’s The Odd Life Of Timothy Green.

Described as a “Pinocchio-inspired” movie, this new iteration is said to be “loosely based” on the original source material. »

- Gem Seddon

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