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Shailene Woodley and Eva Green are Depressed in White Bird in a Blizzard

9 hours ago | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

After a pair of characteristically way-out works (Smiley Face, Kaboom), New Queer Cinema provocateur Gregg Araki returns to the somber tenor of Mysterious Skin with White Bird in a Blizzard. Like Skin, which starred Joseph Gordon-Levitt, White Bird finds Araki adapting a novel with the help of a talented young performer. Set in a California suburb as the 1980s became the '90s, White Bird follows 17-year-old Kat Connor (Shailene Woodley, in Depeche Mode T-shirts and Converse kicks) as she deals with the sudden disappearance of her belligerent mother (Eva Green). Recruiting the vamp-like Green to play Woodley's long-depressed mom (the actresses are only 12 years apart in age) isn't Araki's only idiosyncratic casting: Gabourey Sidi »

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If Neil Gaiman Really is Developing a Vertigo Universe… What Comics Should He Choose?

14 hours ago | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Finally, news that potentially involves the words “expanded universe” that doesn’t cause involuntary pulling out of one’s hair. Because when DC Comics and Warner Bros issued that great decree of Justice League-centric films last week (also, Suicide Squad), there was one extremely noticeable omission: David S. Goyer and Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s Sandman. Sandman‘s a film based on a DC Comic, and as the point of last week’s announcement was “Behold! Our supply of DC movies has no end!,” you’d think WB would want to pad the list with as many as possible. Heck, they included Lego Batman on the list, and no one’s expecting Batfleck to split Justice League Bat-duties with a tiny gravel-voiced Lego piece. Yet, no Sandman. But now we have a handy explanation for why Dream of the Endless and his trippy, otherworldly exploits were left unmentioned when Green Lantern, Wonder »

- Adam Bellotto

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Neil Gaiman Explains Why Sandman Wasn't in the DC Movie Line-up

20 hours ago | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

When Warner Bros. announced their DC superhero line-up, some fans, including myself, wondered why there were a couple titles missing. Those titles included Neil Gaiman and Joseph Gordon Levitt's Sandman project, and Guillermo del Toro's Justice League Dark. We know both of these properties have been in development, so why were they absent from the announcement? Gaiman was asked on Tumblr what the deal was in regards to Sandman, and this is the answer he gave:

"It’s not a DC Comics film. It’s a Vertigo film. That’s a different slate of films, and a different announcement."

Vertigo Comics is a branch-off of DC, and it features comic series that are specifically creator-oriented, and are mature in theme and content. They also deal more with supernatural type stories. What Gaiman's statement tells me is that Sandman is going to be a standalone film that will not »

- Joey Paur

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Neil Gaiman Explains ‘Sandman’ Absence From DC Movie Slate

23 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

When Warner Bros. announced a ten-film slate of DC Comics films last week, taking the studio all the way to 2020, you might have noticed one big omission. There was no Sandman, which we know Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been developing over much of 2014. But worry not (or continue to worry, if you’re afraid of […]

The post Neil Gaiman Explains ‘Sandman’ Absence From DC Movie Slate appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Seth Rogen Sings ‘Poison’ With Bell Biv DeVoe; Fulfills Lifelong Dream

20 October 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

"One day I'm going to sing with those guys," an 8-year-old Seth Rogen whispered to himself 24 years ago in his quiet suburban Canadian house after seeing the video for Bell Biv DeVoe's "Poison" on Much Music. This weekend, that dream came to fruition at the third annual Hilarity for Charity event he hosted with his wife, Lauren Miller Rogen. After performances from the likes of Sarah Silverman, Weird Al, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (covering No Doubt’s "I’m Just a Girl"), Bell Biv DeVoe came onstage to do what they do. They event raised over $900,000 for Alzheimer's research. Great! As Bbd sings in the song's first verse, "Let's cure it 'cause we're running out of time." »

- Jesse David Fox

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Neil Gaiman hints at 'slate' of Vertigo comic book films

20 October 2014 2:33 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Neil Gaiman has seemingly hinted that a "slate" of Vertigo comic book films are in the works.

The writer assured a fan on Tumblr that the adaptation of his classic series The Sandman is still in the works.

The movie was not listed as part of Warner Bros' recently unveiled DC Comics film schedule.

"It's not a DC Comics film," said Gaiman. "It's a Vertigo film.

"That's a different slate of films, and a different announcement."

Vertigo is the creator-owned imprint of DC Comics, and the home of popular series including American Vampire, Fables, Hellblazer, Transmetropolitan, The Unwritten and Y: The Last Man.

A television series based on Sandman spinoff Lucifer is in the works.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in line to produce and direct The Sandman. »

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Review: White Bird in a Blizzard

20 October 2014 2:29 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Plot: In 1988, a rebellious teenage girl.s mother leaves her home, and seemingly disappears. With an all too comforting father and a frustrated boyfriend, she begins to dig herself deeper into a dark and complicated world surrounding the disappearance. Review: Gregg Araki has always been a unique filmmaker and one that has never strayed from his indie roots. Even with what is arguably his best film Mysterious Skin featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, it was a strange and cautionary tale about »

- JimmyO

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Neil Gaiman: why Sandman wasn't on the DC comics films list

19 October 2014 10:40 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Warner Bros confirmed its upcoming DC Comics movies last week, but Sandman wasn't on it. Neil Gaiman has revealed why...

Here's a glimpse behind the curtain for you. We were just extricating food from the oven when news landed last Wednesday regarding Warner Bros' upcoming slate of movies. More to the point, its announcement to investors regarding the identity of 10 upcoming DC comics movies, as well as updates on its Harry Potter spin-off productions, and its planned Lego films. Our culinary treat was nearly ruined by the timing of Warner Bros' announcement. Not that we bear a grudge.

Anyway, amidst the many names on the list of DC films, there was one that was notable by its absence. Where was Sandman?

We know this one is a little way down the road, after all, given that Jack Thorne is working on the screenplay, and that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is attached to produce, »

- simonbrew

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Neil Gaiman gives Sandman movie update

18 October 2014 1:58 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Of all the DC Comics movies announced last week, one in-development project was noticeably absent: the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s seminal and beloved comic Sandman. The last we heard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was working on the film with Man of Steel scribe David S. Goyer and Gaiman himself, with Skins and This is England scribe Jack Thorne on scripting duties.

Sandman‘s omission from the DC announcement raised some eyebrows, and left fans worried that the project had (once again) fallen off the rails. Luckily, that doesn’t appear to be the case. According to Gaiman himself, Sandman wasn’t included in the DC announcement because it’s not technically a DC property…

“It’s not a DC Comics film. It’s a Vertigo film. That’s a different slate of films, and a different announcement.”

So, fret not, Sandman fans! The film is still very much in the works, »

- James Garcia

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'Sandman' Is Not a DC Movie; Vertigo Announcement Coming Soon?

18 October 2014 11:41 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier in the week, Warner Bros. broke the Internet when it announced it's ten film lineup for all DC Comics movies. Plus, they teased a solo Batman and Superman film are being released before 2020. That makes 12 films in all. Suspiciously left off the list was Sandman. Creator Neil Gaiman jumped on his Tumblr to explain why.

Apparently, Sandman is not a DC Movie. A fan asked Neil Gaiman about this shortly after the initial announcement was made:

"Despite talk last month about the script being worked on, Sandman wasn't mentioned by name in today's WB news release of scheduled DC Comics films. There are previously mentioned release dates without film titles attached, so it's not clear if the status of the project has been altered or if the team at WB decided to focus their news on the easier to group together capes & tights titles due out. Has their been »

- MovieWeb

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Neil Gaiman Offers Update On The Sandman Movie

18 October 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Last week, Warner Brothers announced their plans for a massive 10-film slate of DC Comics movies, and their plans to squeeze new Superman and Batman solo films in before 2020. While that new slate includes films like The Flash, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, two Justice League movies, Cyborg, and even a Green Lantern reboot, one upcoming DC property was noticeably absent was the live-action adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman.

Produced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David S. Goyer, and Gaiman himself, Sandman was put into production last November and is being penned by BAFTA-winning screenwriter and playwright Jack Thorne (Skins, This is England). We heard back in August that the film was still in active development, so why isn’t it on the newly-announced schedule?

Well, according to Gaiman himself, Sandman wasn’t grouped in with the rest of the DC properties because it’s not a DC property. While the seminal comic falls under DC’s roof, »

- James Garcia

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Seth Rogen Sings With Bell Biv Devoe, Raises $900,000 for Alzheimer's Disease (Video)

18 October 2014 8:04 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“Don't be the loser who misses out on prom,” the invites taunted. Even those who came but left the third annual “Hilarity for Charity” at the Hollywood Palladium before 11:00 p.m. on Friday night ended up the losers. Hosts Seth Rogen and wife Lauren Miller Rogen joined Bell Biv Devoe on stage for an “if you can dance like it's 1990, you can come on stage” finale to a night that raised over $900,000 for Alzheimer's research in a 1980's themed variety show prom. Also read: Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anthony Mackie Christmas Eve Comedy Gets Release Date “I once smoked a joint. »

- Mikey Glazer

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DVD Review – The Wind Rises (2013)

18 October 2014 1:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Wind Rises (Japan: Kaze tachinu), 2013.

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

Starring Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Masahiko Nishimura, [For English dub]: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt and Martin Short.


A profile of Jiro Horikoshi (Anno/Gordon-Levitt), a Japanese engineer who designed fighter planes during World War II.

The swan song of Hayao Miyazaki…say it ain’t so!! Still, Clint Eastwood made a similar remark about retiring after Gran Torino (2008) and has still carried on. So maybe we haven’t seen the last of Miyazaki; it wouldn’t certainly be a huge loss to cinema and animation if it happens to be true. If Miyazaki has finally taken leave on his Ghibli efforts, what a way to go out. The Wind Rises is not the best the studio has produced – just because the man is leaving the business there is no need to get hyperbolic – though it is a spectacular film, »

- Gary Collinson

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'Batman v Superman' Casts Jena Malone; Is She Robin?

17 October 2014 5:31 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

(Tread carefully; there are Major Spoilers ahead!) This morning, a news report from Channel 10 Wilx in East Lansing, Michigan, confirmed that a female Robin will be appearing in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The news came from an extra who wished to remain anonymous. This matched up with earlier reports that actress Jena Malone had dyed her hair red to play Carrie Kelley, the Robin in Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns. Now The Hollywood Reporter is confirming that Jena Malone has indeed been cast in director Zack Snyder's Man of Steel follow-up. But is she playing Robin?

There is no confirmation from Warner Bros. or DC about this late addition to the cast, or which character she is actually playing. According to the Channel 10 news report, the character was added to the script late in the game during some last minute rewrites. Multiple sources confirm that Jena Malone »

- MovieWeb

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Will These Celebrity Romances Last Through the Year?

17 October 2014 4:45 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Last year, we tracked the budding relationships of several celebrities that were coupling up and showing Pda around the world. Many of the flings fizzled, but other pairs - like Amanda Seyfried and Justin Long, Amy Poehler and Nick Kroll, and Jake Gyllenhaal and Alyssa Miller - are still going strong. Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy's Summer love resulted in a wedding, and Zoe Saldana is expecting twins with her Spring fling (and now-husband), Marco Perego! Cut to 2014, and there were plenty more new couples going public with their love. Khloé Kardashian found - then lost - a new boyfriend in rapper French Montana while Joseph Gordon-Levitt is currently getting cozy with Tasha McCauley, the cofounder and CEO of a robotics company based in Silicon Valley. There's also Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara, who have been spotted all over each other from coast to coast, and Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin, »

- Brittney-Stephens

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'Batman v Superman' Extra Leaks Lex Luthor Scene Details

17 October 2014 9:21 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice crew is not having the best of times keeping things locked down in Michigan. First they reportedly had a Batmobile stolen, and now a local working as an extra has stolen some key scene information, providing a couple of big spoilers and one massive reveal to a local TV station in East Lansing. You should stop reading now, as Major Spoilers lie ahead...

Speaking with News 10 Wilx, an unidentified source working on director Zack Snyder's impending superhero adventure confirms that a female Robin does appear in Dawn of Justice. This matches up with what we've heard recently regarding Jena Malone possibly joining the film, after she was spotted on set and then later revealed her new red hair on Instargram, which matches Robin's look in the Frank Miller graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns. It seems we'll definitely be seeing Carrie Kelley in the movie. »

- MovieWeb

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Warner Bros. announces 10 DC movies, including 'Wonder Woman,' 'Green Lantern,' and two 'Justice League' films

15 October 2014 10:33 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Everyone knew that Warner Bros. was planning to release a fleet of superhero movies based on the DC Universe. And now studio head Kevin Tsujihara has revealed the titles of those superhero movies, announcing an ambitious slate of 10 films spread throughout interlocking franchises that will star beloved characters like Superman and Batman, plus lesser-known characters like Shazam and Cyborg. They're also making a new Green Lantern movie, but not until 2020, by which time Ryan Reynolds' child will be five years old and his parents will never talk about how they met, not ever. Here are the 10 announced films. (Click »

- Darren Franich

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Doctor Strange — All 18 Actors Rumored for the Role Over 4 Years

15 October 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

We don't yet know who will be cast as Marvel's Doctor Strange, but it seems like every known actor has been rumored for the role. We look back at all eighteen actors who have reportedly been in the running over that last four years and give you a bit of info on the casting woes.

From our understanding, the two actors who came the closest have been Joaquin Phoenix and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The first concept that almost went into production was to have a 30 something actor as Strange, who could be the new center of the Marvel cineverse in the way Iron Man is currently. The thinking was that by casting younger they could get more movies out of the chosen actor. When a deal with Gordon-Levitt couldn't be made, the script was changed to have an older Doctor Strange. During that rewrite period we went six months without any casting rumors. »

- Free Reyes

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A Brief History Of Wondering Who the Hell Is Going to Play ‘Doctor Strange’

15 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

If only Marvel could conjure up some kind of magic — perhaps while someone wears a cape — to create a viable candidate to play their Doctor Strange in, uh, Doctor Strange (see! naming the movie is easy! why can’t casting be, too?). Rumors about a Doctor Strange film have swirled like so much mystical fog for years now, but the film is finally coming together for a 2016 release. One teensy problem, however? The feature still doesn’t have a leading man. Oops. We’ve been through, yes, entire years of chatter on this one, and still, no Doctor Strange. Will that change soon? (Well, yes, but haven’t we had fun getting there? No?) Behold! A brief history of trying to find a proper actor to play an iconic character as part of a multimillion dollar franchise! October, 2008: Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige admits that he’d love to see the good doc on the big »

- Kate Erbland

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Fox Brings Independence Day 2 Forward As Hitman Reboot Suffers Delay

15 October 2014 7:29 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Fox and Paramount have put the proverbial cards on the table and reshuffled several release dates for a variety of their upcoming films. Chief among them is Independence Day 2, with Fox pushing Roland Emmerich’s long-gestating follow-up off 2016’s Fourth of July weekend, meaning ID4-2 will now open on June 24th.

This now pits the sequel up against Universal’s revamped take on The Mummy and, perhaps more importantly, ushers Independence Day 2 away from Tarzan, Spielberg’s The Bfg and an as-yet-untitled Marvel film that is currently holding on to July 8th, 2016.

Sticking with Fox for the meantime and it’s understood the company has postponed the Rupert Friend-led Hitman: Agent 47, with the video game adaptation now expected to hit theaters on August 28th, 2015 as opposed to its original February release.

In terms of Paramount, we’ve learned that Christopher B. Landon’s upcoming zom-com Scouts Vs. »

- Michael Briers

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