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“Demons run when a Good Man goes to war,” went the ancient line. But the problem is, The Doctor is no longer sure he’s a good man. Further problem is, neither is Clara. So The Doctor’s not quite sure what he’s going to do when he’s invited to go…
Into The Dalek
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Human rebel fighter Journey Blue is about to have her ship destroyed by a Dalek saucer when The Doctor saves her by materializing the ship around her, a move for which he expects and demands a thank you. Returning her back to her command ship, he’s quickly arrested, until Journey tells them he’s a Doctor…which is lucky because they have a patient. The patient is a Dalek, who is malfunctioning. As in, it has become good – it is raving that the Daleks must be defeated. »
- Vinnie Bartilucci
Some of the most inventive, entertaining, genre-bending comedies of the last decade were the Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy — Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End. Kibooki at Evil Corp has paid tribute to the collaborations between Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and director Edgar Wright by designing this series of figurines. Sadly, they aren’t in production. These are just illustrations of what the figurines would look like. I would really love to have these on my shelf. The fact that I can't makes me want to shoot my gun in the air and yell "Aaaaagh!"*
*Note: GeekTyrant does not endorse the irresponsible use of firearms.
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- Mily Dunbar
The oldest film festival in the world has premiered one of the newest types of filmmaking. The Boxtrolls is the latest stop-motion animation feature from Laika and what a breathtaking and highly entertaining film directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable have delivered.
Based on Alan Snow’s novel Here Be Monsters, the story revolves an orphan boy apparently plucked from the human world as a baby and taken below ground by the Boxtrolls, fluorescent-eyed creatures whose outer skin or clothing are cardboard boxes and they go by the names of what their box contained: thus we have Fish, Knickers, Fragile and so on. The baby comes from Cheesebridge, presided over by Lord Portley-Rind (the silky-voiced Jared Harris, better known as Mad Men’s Lane Price), a dead ringer for Charles Dance whose only interest in life is cheese.
He and the other white-hatted leaders councillors hold meetings that are actually »
- Jo-Ann Titmarsh
The forthcoming reboot of National Lampoon’s Vacation has added a few more to its cast.
Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day are reportedly in talks to join the film, which features Clark Griswold’s son Rusty setting off on a family road trip of his own. Ed Helms has already been cast as Rusty and Christina Applegate will be playing his wife.
If he’s cast, Hemsworth will play Stone Crandall, a local anchorman and the husband ...
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- Anthony Taormina
They’re not cute, they’re not funny. They’re neither scary nor special nor even all that original. Ladies and gentlemen, they’re “The Boxtrolls,” and . Repeating a lot of the same beats from the studio’s first two stop-motion adventures, “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” — a pair of Gothic fantasies in which outcast kids play intermediary between superstitious humans and their supernatural neighbors — Laika’s disappointing latest represents a baffling misappropriation of talent. Hundreds of gifted artists have poured untold hours into bringing to life this relentlessly unappealing script, ever so loosely adapted from Alan Snow’s “Here Be Monsters” book series, yielding only modestly better B.O. prospects for the company, owing more to their reputation than anything this pic delivers.
In the tradition of so many other kidlit-to-cartoon adaptations, from “Shrek” to “How to Train Your Dragon,” the writers have taken only the thinnest sliver of inspiration from »
- Peter Debruge
As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.
Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.
Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.
We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.
- Movie Geeks
We've already gotten one look at Simon Pegg as an assassin in the forthcoming comedic thriller Kill Me Three Times, and now the film is poised to premiere at Tiff 2014. And to hype up the unveiling of the film at the festival, a special animated poster has been released for the film that also stars Sullivan Stapleton, Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer, Bryan Brown, Callan Mulvey and Luke Hemsworth. This is one is just for Tiff because you'll notice that the smoking matchbook (the only animated part of the poster) says Tiff on it, which is actually pretty cool. Apparently the film is a "must-see" according to Tiff programmer Jane Schoettle. We'll see if that's true soon enough when we hit the Canadian festival. Look! Here's the animated poster for Kriv Stenders' Kill Me Three Times: Kill Me Three Times is directed by Kriv Stenders (Australia's hit Red Dog »
- Ethan Anderton
Empire's winter preview issue showcases some new photos from David Fincher's thriller adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel "Gone Girl" starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Fincher calls it a date movie that will "end 15 million marriages," and we'll see for ourselves in early October. [Source: Empire]
Release Date Changes
Warner Bros. Pictures have moved up the release of the "Magic Mike" sequel by two days. The film is now slated for release on July 1st 2015.
The Jason Bateman-narrated "Beyond the Brick: A Lego Brickumentary" has been slated for an April 24th 2015 release.
The Gray Ghost
One iconic element of "Batman: The Animated Series" was The Gray Ghost, a TV superhero character played by an actor named Simon »
- Garth Franklin
Premiering next month at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Simon Pegg starring comic thriller Kill Me Three Times has debuted a pretty sweet looking animated poster. Pegg plays Charlie Wolfe, an assassin who comes to a sun baled surfing town for a job, only to find his target has more than himself after her. From that, he thrust into three tales of murder, blackmail, and revenge. Also starring Sullivan Stapleton, Teresa Palmer, Callan Mulvey, Bryan Brown, and Luke Hemsworth (yes, a third Hemsworth brother), the movie has no distribution at the moment, and is hoping to find support after it's premiere. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Ahead of its September 6 world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Simon Pegg released a unique motion poster for the thriller Kill Me Three Times on his Twitter page earlier this week. Take a look at the animated action, which features co-stars Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer, Sullivan Stapleton, Callan Mulvey and Luke Hemsworth, then read on for more details...
Ooh ooh check it out! Coming to a Toronto Film Festival near you. http://t.co/bjTDaLNhYa
— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) August 24, 2014
Simon Pegg plays the mercurial assassin, Charlie Wofle, who discovers he isn't the only person trying to kill the siren of a sun drenched surfing town (Alice Braga). Charlie quickly finds himself at the center of three tales of murder, mayhem, blackmail and revenge.
Please to take a look at the new animated poster (well, a small part of it is animated, anyway) for Kris Stenders’ hitman black comedy “Kill Me Three Times,” making its premiere at Toronto International Film Festival later this year. Also, check out a pic of Pegg from the movie. Nice porn ‘stache, brah. Kill Me Three Times is a darkly comedic thriller from rising star director Kriv Stenders (Red Dog). Simon Pegg plays the mercurial assassin, Charlie Wofle, who discovers he isn’t the only person trying to kill the siren of a sun drenched surfing town (Alice Braga). Charlie quickly finds himself at the center of three tales of murder, mayhem, blackmail and revenge. With an original screenplay by James McFarland, the film also stars Sullivan Stapleton (as a gambling addict that attempts to pay off his debts through a risky life insurance scam), Teresa Palmer (as a »
Kriv Stenders' thriller Kill Me Three Times, starring funny man Simon Pegg, is all set to have its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, September 6, 2014. We have a new animated poster to share with you. Simon Pegg plays the mercurial assassin, Charlie Wofle, who discovers he isn't the only person trying to kill the siren of a sun drenched surfing town (Alice Braga). Charlie quickly finds himself at the center of three tales of murder, mayhem, blackmail and revenge. With an original screenplay by James McFarland, the film also stars Sullivan Stapleton (as a gambling addict that attempts to pay off his debts through a risky life insurance scam), Teresa Palmer (as a small town Lady Macbeth), Callan Mulvey (as a wealthy beach...
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While the bulk of modern cinematic animation lives inside computers, with Pixar-style CG characters dominating the box-office, Laika has carved out its own creative space, with advanced stop-motion animated films like Coraline and ParaNorman that are breathtaking to behold. With The Boxtrolls, the old-school technology is as pristine and delightful as ever, and author Alan Snow’s literary characters spring to vivid life. Game of Thrones’ Isaac Hempstead Wright voices Eggs, an orphan human child who is raised by a band of trash-collecting underground creatures, and Ben Kingsley gives the proper snarl to Archibald Snatcher, who wants to exterminate the »
- Jeff Labrecque
We’ve seen Simon Pegg kill a lot of people on screen – but those were largely zombies or villains. For comic thriller Kill Me Three Times, he’ll play a more morally dubious type. The first poster for the film has arrived, complete with a smoking gun. Sorry, smoking matchbook. Pegg plays Charlie Wolfe, a mercurial assassin hired to take out a beautiful woman (Alice Braga) in a sun-baked surfing town. But he soon discovers that he’s not the only person trying to kill her and he’s quickly entangled in three strange tales of murder, blackmail and revenge. There’s Sullivan Stapleton as a gambling addict who is looking to score a hefty pay-out to settle his debts through a risky life insurance scam, Teresa Palmer as a Lady Macbeth type scheming her way through a small town, Callan Mulvey as a jealous beach club owner, Luke Hemsworth »
Writer-actress-helmer Lake Bell is getting back into the director's chair. We need as many talented women directors as possible. So this is welcome news. Her follow-up to her debut "In a World" is "The "Emperor's Children," adapted by Noah Baumbach from Claire Messud's novel set around 9/11 among New York's young Liberal intelligentsia. Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins are producing; Baumbach was at one point going to direct. "In a World" won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Bell also earned a nomination for best first screenplay at the Indie Spirit Awards. Next up: Bell stars with Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan in thriller "The Coup" for Weinstein Co., and co-stars with Simon Pegg in "Man Up." »
- Anne Thompson
After making her directing debut with In A World, Lake Bell will take her sophomore turn behind the camera with The Emperor’s Children for Imagine Entertainment. Noah Baumbach adapted the script from Claire Messud’s 2006 book about three friends in their early thirties living in NYC in the months leading up to September 11, 2001. Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins are producing for Imagine. Bell wrote, directed, and starred in In A World, which nabbed her Sundance’s Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award along with an Indie Spirit Award nomination for Best First Screenplay. She stars in the upcoming The Coup for TWC and in Man Up opposite Simon Pegg.
Neophyte thesp Jack Kilmer will play one of a handful of infamous college research subjects in The Stanford Prison Experiment, now filming in L.A. The film directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez from Tim Talbott’s script chronicles the notorious 1971 experiment conducted at Stanford University, »
- Jen Yamato
Lake Bell has scored her second directing gig following “In a World,” signing on for New York City story “The Emperor’s Children.”
The novel, published in 2006, centers on a trio of entitled but unsuccessful NYC residents in their late 20s who orbit the life of a famous journalist in the months before and after the events of 9/11.
“In A World,” which Bell wrote and starred in along with directing, premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. She was also nominated for an Indie Spirit Award for best first screenplay.
- Dave McNary
September 5, 2014
Director: Jake Kasdan
Running time: 94 mins
Director: Rowan Joffe
Running time: 92 mins
Director: Adam Wingard
Running time: 100 mins
Director: David Wain
Running time: 81 mins
September 12, 2014
Running time: 97 mins
Director: Anton Corbijn
Running time: 122 mins
Director: Matthew Warchus
Running time: 120 mins
September 19, 2014
20,000 Days on Earth
Running time: 97 mins
Director: Phillip Noyce
Running time: Tbc mins
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Colin Firth, »
After making a successful move into directing with voice-over comedy In A World… Lake Bell has tracked down a follow-up. She’s now on board to make the adaptation of Claire Messud’s novel The Emperor’s Children for Imagine.Messud’s book, unusually for a title in development, hit shelves way back in 2007. The story follows three Brown College graduates in their late 20s looking ahead to their lives with no little trepidation. The story takes place a few months before and then a few months after 9/11 in New York.Noah Baumbach was attached back in 2010, wrote a script and was in the process of looking for a cast, with Keira Knightley, Richard Gere and Eric Bana all mooted. Bell may give the screenplay her own spin, or she may decide to direct it as is, but it remains to be seen if she’ll push it closer to the screen than Baumbach managed. »
Production for Christopher McQuarrie's highly-anticipated action sequel Mission: Impossible 5 is in full swing, and now the behind-the-scenes footage is starting to pour in. This latest set of videos feature Tom Cruise and actress Rebecca Ferguson performing some rooftop stunts as they jump off the Vienna Opera house. They were reportedly shooting on set until 4 am Sunday night. Watch as they both jump off this roof in their full harnesses.
Mission: Impossible 5 is not only taking advantage of shooting on top of the Vienna Opera house, it will also be the first movie to ever shoot inside of Great Britain's Houses of Parliament. The franchise has become well known for shooting in unique locations, such as Vatican City in Mission: Impossible III and the Burj Khalifa tower in Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol.
Mission Impossible 5 - Picture From Set http://t.co/SIz7T7qaj1pic.twitter.com/YBmewLxKgY »
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