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‘King Arthur’: Charlie Hunnam Pulls the Sword From the Stone in New Trailer

20 February 2017 11:38 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Charlie Hunnam swings into action in the latest trailer for the much-delayed “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” facing his destiny and, yes, even pulling the sword from the stone in the latest look.

The new take on the Excalibur tale follows King Arthur, who is robbed of his birthright after his father is murdered and his uncle Vortigern, played by Jude Law, takes control of the throne. Arthur has a rough upbringing, living in the alleys of the city, but once he pulls the sword from the stone, he’s forced to acknowledge his legacy.

“I’ve never had any power, or any desire to achieve it,” says Hunnam in the trailer.

Hunnam and Law star alongside Djimon Hounsou as Bedivere, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey as Mage, Aidan Gillen as Goosefat Bill, and Eric Bana as King Uther Pendragon. “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” helmer Guy Ritchie directed from a screenplay by himself, »

- Alex Stedman

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Dark Tower Song Arrives, Is the Trailer Coming Soon?

13 February 2017 12:54 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last fall, the trailer for Sony's highly-anticipated The Dark Tower was supposed to debut during Entertainment Weekly's first annual PopFest. That never happened, with an unfinished version of The Dark Tower trailer leaking early online. Now, with just over five months left until this highly-anticipated adaptation hits theaters in July, it seems we may finally be getting the first trailer very soon. Although an official date for the trailer launch has not been set.There has been a new song released through Spotify, which is from the Dark Tower movie trailer, and it has many suspecting that the trailer is just around the corner.

A Birth.Movies.Death reader alerted the site to a new single by L'Orchestra Cinematique entitled "Behind Blue Eyes," a cover of The Who's classic song of the same name, with accompanying artwork revealing that this song is from The Dark Tower trailer. This is also »

- MovieWeb

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‘Rings’ Review

10 February 2017 8:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Vincent D’Onofrio, Aimee Teegarden, Bonnie Morgan, Chuck David Willis, Patrick R. Walker, Zach Roerig. Laura Wiggins, Lizzie Brocheré, Randall Taylor | Written by David Loucks, Jacob Estes, Akiva Goldsman | Directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez

First you watch it, then you die. Except in this case, it’s been a good ten years since vengeful VHS spirit Samara last got to kill anyone, her career floundering to a halt after the dull and unsuccessful The Ring 2. No-one did watch, and so Samara pretty much died with it.

You can’t keep a good horror icon down though, and America’s version of Sadako returns in Rings, bringing with her a remake of her own movie. It’s the new version of her haunted videotape which drives this belated sequel, sending doomed young romantic Skye on a quest to Samara’s hometown, »

- Joel Harley

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Batman at the Movies – The Films That Never Were

10 February 2017 6:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black on the Batman films that never were…

One of the most lucrative and successful movie franchises in cinematic history, Batman prefigured the current superhero franchise craze and set the standard after Tim Burton’s 1989 picture established a succession of films which changed the long-held perception of Batman on screen as a camp throwback to his 1960’s colourful incarnation. As The Lego Batman Movie debuts, launching the Caped Crusader into a new animated dimension, it’s interesting to consider the numerous Batman projects that never made it out of development hell, because even though we’ve had the Christopher Nolan trilogy in recent years which sent the character into the stratosphere, it’s not always been plain sailing for the Dark Knight.

Batman vs Superman

“But this film happened?!” a million voices all cried out in terror. Yes indeed, last year’s Dawn of Justice, part of the formative and troubled DC Extended Universe, »

- Tony Black

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"Teen Titans: The Judas Contract"

8 February 2017 11:07 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek DC Comics' "Titans" #8, written by Dan Abnett and illustrated by Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund, with covers by Booth and Nick Bradshaw, available February 8, 2017, plus take a look @ new footage from the animated feature "Teen Titans: The Judas Contract":

" 'Made in Manhattan', part one, 'Wally West' and the 'Titans' adjust to their new lives in New York City while investigating a mysterious new threat.

"Then 'Karen' and 'Mal Duncan' visit 'Meta Solutions' to discuss their future.

"But the meeting takes an unexpected turn when Mal delivers a shocking revelation, and Karen is faced with a difficult choice..."

DC Animation's "Teen Titans: The Judas Contract", based on the "New Teen Titans" comic book storyline by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, is a feature length adaptation showcasing the villain 'Deathstroke', following-up "Justice League vs. Teen Titans".

Meanwhile, as The CW continues to showcase DC Comics' superheroes in various series, »

- Michael Stevens

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A reassuring letter from Michael Bay regarding ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’

6 February 2017 7:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The Transformers franchise whilst being a multi-million dollar franchise, has had its up and downs (mostly downs) when it comes to critics and audience response. Pair that with the way people have been trolling certain other franchises, remakes and reboots over the last couple of years, and its not surprising that a director would maybe feel the need to reassure the fans of what is coming.

Director Michael Bay has done just that before the upcoming release of the latest installment. Here is what he had to say to the fans:

I’ve been living in this franchise for over 10 years now. For Transformers: The Last Knight, we put together a writers’ room designed to greatly expand our mythology, integrating our films in a whole new way. Every movie will interlink.

It was a huge task to expand mythology from the beginning of the world throughout history. We had a »

- Kevin Haldon

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Transformers 5: Michael Bay has written you a letter

5 February 2017 9:56 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Feb 6, 2017

As the Superbowl spot for Transformers: The Last Knight lands (and you can see it here), Michael Bay's written to you...

Ahead of the premiere of the Superbowl promo for his upcoming movie, Transformers: The Last Knight, director Michael Bay – via the power of the Paramount Pictures Publicity Machine ™ - released a letter to you all.

It would be remiss of us not to pass the man’s words onto you, and thus here is what he’s had to say…

I’ve been living in this franchise for over 10 years now. For Transformers: The Last Knight, we put “together a writers’ room designed to greatly expand our mythology, integrating our films in a whole new way. Every movie will interlink.

It was a huge task to expand mythology from the beginning of the world throughout history. We had a great team of writers: Akiva Goldsman »

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Transformers: The Last Knight Super Bowls Spot - Optimus Prime v. Bumblebee

5 February 2017 5:39 PM, PST | | See recent LRM Online news »

The Transformers films have had a long and storied history on the big screen. While the first movie was charming enough, it didn’t take long for the franchise to go off the deep end into dark territory. In fact, so dark was the territory, that it quickly became a slog to get through each one.

With director Michael Bay at the helm of the franchise, some have given up hope altogether that this next entry will be anything more than we’ve seen for the past several movies. However, it can’t be overlooked that the latest entry in the franchise, Transformers: The Last Knight, is the first product of the writer’s room, led by Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman.

This is an admittedly difficult thing to judge based on the trailers, because rarely has there been a bad Transformers trailer. This is a trend that continues in the »

- Joseph Medina

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Rings Review

3 February 2017 1:02 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

So far, 2017 has not been kind to long-delayed horror releases. Remember The Bye Bye Man? What a dreadful way to kickstart another year of screams. Surely no other genre equivalent could dethrone such a paltry paranormal effort, right? You’d have to be a tone-deaf, spookless, convoluted bore to challenge the dumpster-fire we call The Bye Bye Man.

Enter F. Javier Gutiérrez’s Rings.

I wasn’t prepared for just How misguided a sequel Rings would end up being. “Maybe the four different rescheduled premiere dates were strategic,” I thought, “and not telling of Paramount’s inability to salvage Samara’s name.” What a blissfully ignorant life I led right before that famous VHS static kicked in, and my basement-level expectations were shattered by horrendous franchise misdealings.

Gutiérrez opens with a midair disaster à la Final Destination, brought on by some random “bro” who stinks of distress. “It helps to talk, »

- Matt Donato

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Will The Last Knight Be Michael Bay's Final Transformers Movie?

3 February 2017 11:34 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

2017 marks the 10-year anniversary of the Transformers movie franchise and will see the release of the fifth movie featuring the giant, alien robots, all of which have been directed by Michael Bay. Transformers: The Last Knight is set for release this summer, though it isn't clear if it will be an improvement over Transformers: Age of Extinction. As the movie inches closer to release, we are learning more and more about it. Now, we have learned that Transformers 5 will probably be Michael Bay's last as director.

Michael Bay recently made a post on his own website about his history with the Transformers franchise and the upcoming Transformers: The Last Knight. He has said that he probably wouldn't direct another Transformers movie plenty of times before, but he is once again stating that he is probably done directing the robots in disguise on the big screen. Here is what he had to say. »

- MovieWeb

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‘Rings’ Review

3 February 2017 8:32 AM, PST | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

I have to admit before I start this review that I’m not the biggest fan of the Ring franchise. I’ve seen them, I don’t hate them, but I can’t say I ever loved them. Rings didn’t change that.  Unfortunately, what started as a chance to reinvigorate a franchise ended up making it look worse.

From the very outset, Rings feels more like a shoehorned idea rather than a major plot point. Whereas Samara seemed subtle before, she’s so omnipresent in this one that it feels artificial and strange.

The story of Rings is the story of Julia (Matilda Lutz), who travels across the country to find her boyfriend Holt (Alex Roe) after he goes missing. After running into his professor Gabriel (Johnny Galecki), she finds herself caught up in a large scandal and ultimately a part of the infamous curse. She sets out to »

- Joseph Burge

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Rings review

3 February 2017 7:34 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The cursed videotape returns in the belated horror sequel, Rings. Here's our review of a bewitchingly terrible film...

Jean-Luc Godard once said something to the effect that a story needs a beginning, middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order. Rings doesn't really have much of a story, but it does have three beginnings, so it must be really, really good. Right?

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It's nearly 20 years since Sadako first started menacing screens of varying sizes in the original Ring, Hideo Nakata's collision of traditional Japanese ghost tale and modern urban culture. It was a film that kicked off a western interest in all things J-horror, spawned a series of Japanese prequels and sequels, and an inevitable American remake, directed by Gore Verbinski in 2002. The Ring then got a sequel in 2005, and now we have Rings - an attempt to rethink »

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Michael Bay Reflects On The Ways In Which Paramount’s Writers Room Whipped The Last Knight Into Shape

3 February 2017 6:53 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Paramount isn’t the first – nor is it likely to be the last – studio to establish a writers room to nurture a film franchise, but it’s surely one of the biggest.

We are, after all, referring to a studio that consistently hits the billion-dollar mark with its Transformers films, and one that will be hoping to uphold tradition – and perhaps even set a new record in the process – when Transformers: The Last Knight descends into theaters this June. Like it or lump it, The Last Knight is undoubtedly one of the biggest movies currently lining 2017’s summer slate, and Paramount is already beginning to stoke the embers of excitement ahead of Sunday’s grand trailer reveal at Super Bowl Li.

It marks something of a new chapter for the lucrative juggernaut, thanks in large part to that aforementioned writers room. Beyond The Last Knight, Paramount has drafted up early »

- Michael Briers

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Transformers Director Michael Bay Has Written You A Letter (Read Here!)

3 February 2017 6:47 AM, PST | | See recent LRM Online news »

Everyone seems to have a strong opinion about Michael Bay, and now he's got something to say back to fans. He wants you all to know that not only is Transformers: The Last Knight the biggest entry yet in that franchise, but it's also likely his last. 

Bay has shared an open letter to fans on his official website, which you can read right here:

I’ve been living in this franchise for over 10 years now. For Transformers: The Last Knight, we put together a writers’ room designed to greatly expand our mythology, integrating our films in a whole new way. Every movie will interlink.

It was a huge task to expand mythology from the beginning of the world throughout history. We had a great team of writers: Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind); Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (Iron Man); Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down); Zak Penn (Ready Player One); Lindsey Beer »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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The Transformers 5 Super Bowl Spot Has Landed

3 February 2017 6:30 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The latest Transformers 5 spot can be seen during the Super Bowl, this Sunday.  Although, you can check out a :30 second version here!

The Super Bowl is always known for its hilarious commercials and amazing football action, but lately movies have gotten into the habit of releasing big trailers during the big game.  Michael Bay's latest Transformers movie will be part of what looks to be a massive movie lineup for Super Bowl Li.  In anticipation for its grand arrival, check out a shorter version of the Super Bowl spot for Transformers 5.

Unfortunately, there isn't much context in this short commercial.  All we know is that once again the world is in trouble and some Independence Day Resurgance-esque alien ship will be entering our atmosphere.  Plus, Bumblebee and Optimus Prime will have a climactic battle that will include a hammer.

An extended version of this Super Bowl »

- (Matt Malliaros)

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Transformers: The Last Knight gets an official synopsis, Michael Bay discusses the film

3 February 2017 5:33 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We saw a trailer back in December [watch it here], and now Paramount Pictures has released the official synopsis for Transformers: The Last Knight, while Michael Bay has spoken in depth about his fifth outing with the Robots in Disguise (and suggested once again that this time may be his last).

The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).

There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, »

- Gary Collinson

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King Arthur Trailer #2: Charlie Hunnam Conquers a Kingdom

22 January 2017 12:04 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Football fans will be tuning in to watch both the Nfc and Afc championship games today, to see what two teams will be playing in the Super Bowl next month. Movie fans will also get a sneak peak at Warner Bros.' King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, which is set to open in theaters on May 12. This new preview shows how Arthur, played by Charlie Hunnam, rises from nothing to become king, which comes just a day after the new poster surfaced.

Way back in 2014, Warner Bros. Pictures set a summer 2016 release date for this movie, which is said to be the first in an epic six-movie series. That date was eventually pushed up to March 24, 2017, where it would have gone up against Lionsgate's Power Rangers, Warner Bros.' CHiPs and Sony's Life. The date was eventually pushed to May 12, putting it up against 20th Century Fox's Snatched, starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, »

- MovieWeb

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Legend of the Sword Poster Introduces Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur

21 January 2017 10:40 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

This summer, one of the greatest legends of all time returns to theaters in a way audiences have never seen. Today, we have a brand new poster for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. It stars Charlie Hunnam as the noble knight who rose up out of obscurity to save an ancient land. This poster offers a tagline for the movie, hinting at Arthur's origins.

"From nothing comes a king".

Warner Bros. launched this poster this morning, which should get all Charlie Hunnam fans drooling since he's been absent from the small screen and his role in Sons of Anarchy for far too long. It is also being reported today that Snapchat is partnering with Warner Bros. to launch a first-to-market Snapchat branded puzzle lens on Sunday, January 22nd at 12:01am Pt. In this highly interactive gamefied lens, users race against a timer to unscramble their puzzled image and »

- MovieWeb

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Rob Liefeld on the Extreme Universe Movie Deal: "The '90s Have Been Largely Underserved"

5 January 2017 2:41 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The news that Rob Liefeld has partnered with Akiva Goldsman and Graham King to bring his Extreme Comics characters to movies surprised many when it broke this week, but talking to Heat Vision, the comic book creator — who is also responsible for Marvel's Deadpool — revealed that he'd been working on the deal for some time.

Liefeld also revealed that the Extreme revival won't just be happening onscreen, with work on new comic books based on characters and concepts like Brigade and Bloodstrike already underway to coincide with a new reprint program for the original material. After years of »

- Graeme McMillan

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‘Stranger Things’ Shannon Purser To Star In ‘Sierra Burgess Is A Loser’

5 January 2017 10:15 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Shannon Purser, who plays Barb Holland on Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things, has landed the title role in Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, a feature film from Black Label Media being called a modern retelling of the Cyrano de Bergerac story. She joins Rj Cyler in the cast. Ian Samuels is directing a script from Lindsey Beer, who was part of Akiva Goldsman's writers room for the Transformers franchise. Black Label's Molly Smith, Rachel Smith, Trent Luckinbill and… »

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