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Digital Spy's 25 best movies of the year 2014: 25-21

18 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The countdown begins for Digital Spy's 25 best movies of 2014. Over the next five days we'll be revealing our favourite films as chosen by our editorial team.

First up is 25-21, with a trio of well-received independent British films sitting alongside a superhero blockbuster and an Aussie frightener.

25. '71

We said: "'71 is a movie that stays with you long after you've left the cinema. A fascinating, powerful and immensely thrilling masterpiece, it functions perfectly as both a gripping 'cat and mouse' style thriller and a harrowing time capsule of the conflict in Northern Ireland." [Brj]

24. Calvary

We said: "If traditional westerns witnessed the bloody transition from anarchy to civilisation, Calvary sees that process reversed - punctuated by the burning of the chapel. Nobody believes in anything anymore, even Father James's fellow clergyman (a vacuously chirpy David Wilmot) who comes across like the David Brent of the Catholic Church." [Sp]

23. Pride

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Ridley Scott sends his 'Martian' script into space

19 December 2014 8:00 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Nasa's Orion spacecraft was designed to shuttle astronauts to Mars some day. When it made its first successful test flight on Dec. 5 from Florida’s Cape Canaveral, the 11-foot-long capsule didn’t blast anyone to the red planet, but it did keep with the theme, completing two orbits of Earth while carrying the front page of the script for The Martian (above). Directed by Ridley Scott with a screenplay by Drew Goddard, the film is based on the novel by Andy Weir that tells the story of an astronaut (Matt Damon) stranded on Mars. It was the production’s Nasa »

- Sara Vilkomerson

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Watch: Elizabeth Banks, Daniel Radcliffe, Rian Johnson & More Announce 2014 Black List, Plus Full Ranking Of Scripts

15 December 2014 12:47 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The Oscars are coming up, the Sundance and Berlin film festivals are just around the corner, and Hollywood is already taking the long distance view of the movies that will wow us in years to come. But it all starts with a good script, and today the annual The Black List is upon us, highlighting the very best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood. Voted on by executives and insiders, winding up on the list can lead to a tremendous career boost. Since 2005, Black List scripts have gone on to earn 196 Oscar nominations, resulting in 37 wins. In short, the players in Hollywood pay attention, as evidenced this year by a raft of big names—John AugustElizabeth BanksTravis BeachamMax BorensteinAline Brosh McKenna, Scott Z Burns, Ty BurrellDamien ChazelleAva DuvernayNathan FillionSeth Grahame-SmithRian JohnsonRashida Jones and Will McCormackSimon KinbergBrian KoppelmanAlex Kurtzman, Allan. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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20th Century Fox Planning to Merge Fantastic Four With X-Men

15 December 2014 3:10 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Even though writer/producer Simon Kinberg recently said that the "Fantastic Four" superheroes live in a completely different world from the "X-Men" superheroes, it seems that there will be a way to bring them together. According to leaked emails from the Sony Pictures hack, Columbia Pictures co-president of production Michael De Luca spoke about 20th Century Fox's plans to his boss at Sony Pictures. "[Simon] Kinberg told me Fox is steering X-Men and Fantastic Four into an eventual team up film," said De Luca. It's not clear how all of this will happen, but we know that it will be after the "Fantastic Four" and "X-Men: Apocalypse" movies hit theaters, which will be in 2015 and 2016. »

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The X-Men Will Team Up With The Fantastic Four, Get the Details

14 December 2014 4:08 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

An X-Men/Fantastic Four crossover movie seems inevitable, right? After all, crossover comic book movies are by far the biggest thing in Hollywood right now, and even producer Simon Kinberg has said in the past that there is a motivation to "be like Marvel." While this may seem like an obvious future, however, the folks at 20th Century Fox have remained coy about the idea, never actually confirming that a meeting of their two biggest superhero franchises is in the works. So leave it to the Sony Pictures hack to shed some light on what's really going on behind the scenes. In their most recent report about information disseminating from the studio leak, The Daily Beast has revealed very strong evidence that an X-Men/Fantastic Four crossover is in the works - courtesy of an email written by Michael De Luca, co-president of production for Columbia Pictures, to Sony Pictures »

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Sony Leak Reveals Star Wars VIII & IX Will Be "Luke & Leia Storylines"

14 December 2014 7:00 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

After J.J. Abrams completes Star Wars: The Force Awakens he'll pass the Star Wars directing baton to Looper director Rian Johnson,  who will be writing and directing Episodes VIII and IX. Another stolen Sony email from September 20, 2014 has surfaced online and this one has President of Production for Columbia Pictures Michael De Luca discussing Disney's Star Wars with Sony Pictures Entertainment co-Chairman Amy Pascal. In it, he says Johnson's VIII and IX will be "Luke and Leia" storylines." He also knocks screenwriter Gary Whitta ("Godzilla" & "After Earth"), who is writing the Gareth Edwards' Star Wars standalone film. "Star Wars: Any studio would have lost josh trank and rian Johnson to this, it's freaking Star Wars. Your After Earth writer Gary Whitta is writing Gareth Edwards stand alone Star Wars film. Simon Kinberg is writing Josh Tranks. No one knows what they're about but Boba Fett is rumored »

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Sony Leak Reveals Star Wars VIII & IX Will Be "Luke & Leia Storylines"

14 December 2014 7:00 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

After J.J. Abrams completes Star Wars: The Force Awakens he'll pass the Star Wars directing baton to Looper director Rian Johnson,  who will be writing and directing Episodes VIII and IX. Another stolen Sony email from September 20, 2014 has surfaced online and this one has President of Production for Columbia Pictures Michael De Luca discussing Disney's Star Wars with Sony Pictures Entertainment co-Chairman Amy Pascal. In it, he says Johnson's VIII and IX will be "Luke and Leia" storylines." He also knocks screenwriter Gary Whitta ("Godzilla" & "After Earth"), who is writing the Gareth Edwards' Star Wars standalone film. "Star Wars: Any studio would have lost josh trank and rian Johnson to this, it's freaking Star Wars. Your After Earth writer Gary Whitta is writing Gareth Edwards stand alone Star Wars film. Simon Kinberg is writing Josh Tranks. No one knows what they're about but Boba Fett is rumored »

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"Sony Hack" Reveals Aquaman Director And Fantastic Four/X-men Movie Plans

14 December 2014 4:35 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The Daily Beast have sifted through more of the "Sony Hack" emails, and they reveal some potentially very interesting details about a few other upcoming superhero movies. First of all, after discussing plans for a shared Spider-Man Cinematic Universe (we'll bring you details on that a little later), Michael De Luca, co-president of production for Columbia Pictures, told Sony boss Amy Pascal that they should be trying to emulate what 20th Century Fox are planning on doing with the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises; a giant team-up movie! His source? Writer and producer Simon Kinberg. "[Simon] Kinberg told me fox is steering Xmen and Fantastic Four into an eventual team up film," De Luca revealed, confirming a long standing rumour in the process. It's unclear when all this might go down, but you have to imagine it will be at some point in the next few years with The Fantastic Four »

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Ryan Reynolds Set To Return as ‘Deadpool’ in X-Men Spinoff

4 December 2014 10:34 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Ryan Reynolds (The Captive) is finalising a deal with Fox-Marvel to reprise his role as Wade Wilson a.k.a Deadpool in the upcoming X-Men spinoff Deadpool.

Announcing the news in a teaser via his twitter account, the news coincides with the X-Men franchise timeline that recently slated Deadpool for release on 12 February 2016.

Uh… It’s Chimichanga Time. pic.twitter.com/ZlknW4HOtj

Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 4, 2014

The ‘Merc with a Mouth’ is a disfigured and mentally unstable anti-hero who underwent military experiments in X-men Origins: Wolverine in an attempt to replicate Wolverine’s mutant healing factor. Known for being acerbically talkative with the fourth wall, Deadpool will hopefully showcase Reynold’s comedic timing.

The film’s plot is still shrouded in mystery, but writer and creator Rob Liefeld has confirmed that Peter Milligan’s mutant superheroes X-Statix will not be in the Deadpool mix.

Tim Miller is directing the »

- Sacha Hall

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Ryan Reynolds to Reprise His Role as the ‘Merc with a Mouth’ in Fox’s Deadpool Movie

4 December 2014 5:40 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A highly skilled assassin with Wolverine’s healing ability, an abundance of scars (of both the mental and physical variety), a lack of complete sanity, and a warped sense of wisecracking humor, Deadpool is one of Marvel’s most intriguing characters. Ryan Reynolds played Deadpool in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine and he’s now in final negotiations to portray the anti-hero once again in Fox’s recently announced Deadpool movie.

Bolstering what many expected, Deadline reports that Ryan Reynolds is set to reprise his role as Deadpool, aka Wade Wilson, in the upcoming film from 20th Century Fox and Marvel Comics. Tentatively titled Deadpool, the movie is slated to hit theaters on February 12th, 2016, just a few months before Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse comes out on the big screen.

Fox officially announced they were moving forward with a Deadpool movie after a pro-Deadpool social media surge occurred this past »

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Ryan Reynolds hints at Deadpool return in Twitter picture

4 December 2014 2:14 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ryan Reynolds has hinted that he will be starring in the upcoming Deadpool movie.

20th Century Fox announced earlier this year that an X-Men spinoff movie based around mercenary Deadpool will hit cinemas in 2016.

Reynolds previously played Deadpool's alter-ego Wade Wilson in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and rumours have swirled for several years that he will play the character again in a spinoff.

The actor fuelled those rumours even further by sharing an image of Deadpool's iconic red-and-black mask on Twitter

Uh... It's Chimichanga Time. pic.twitter.com/ZlknW4HOtj

Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 4, 2014

"Uh... It's Chimichanga Time," Reynolds tweeted in a reference to Deadpool's catchphrase.

Producer Simon Kinberg recently hinted that Deadpool will be a "massive" part of the X-Men franchise moving forward.

Wade Wilson first appeared in Marvel Comics in 1991 as a villainous mercenary, and has since transitioned into being one of the most popular anti-heroes for the publisher. »

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'Deadpool': Ryan Reynolds Confirmed, Shooting in March

4 December 2014 2:07 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Three months after 20th Century Fox officially handed out a February 12, 2016 release date for Deadpool, the studio is closing their deal with Ryan Reynolds to return as the Merc With the Mouth. Deadline reports that production is slated to begin in March 2015. Ryan Reynolds first portrayed Deadpool in the 2009 superhero adventure X-Men Origins: Wolverine, with several fans clamoring for a stand-alone movie ever since its release.

Writer-producer Simon Kinberg revealed in October that Deadpool will be a part of 20th Century Fox's X-Men movie universe. No story details have been released at this time, but fans have been excited for this project ever since test footage leaked onto the internet this summer. No other cast members have been confirmed at this time.

Tim Miller is directing from a screenplay by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, with Lauren Shuler Donner producing alongside Simon Kinberg. Ryan Reynolds himself confirmed the news with »

- MovieWeb

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Ryan Reynolds Is Officially Finalizing A Deal To Play Deadpool

4 December 2014 1:34 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Earlier this year, a chunk of never-before-seen test footage from Tim Miller’s shelved Deadpool movie hit the web. After the echoes of its rapturous reception died down, the powers that be began to sit up and take notice. If countless legions of Deadpool fans the world over were going this ballistic over it… was it worth taking a chance and kickstarting the movie again? Soon after, an official release date was announced and development began.

That was just under three months ago, and word on the project has since quietened down. Now, thanks to a report from Deadline, one thing we can definitely count on is the return of Ryan Reynolds. According to their scoop, the actor who brought the verbose Wade Wilson/Deadpool to screens in X-Men Origins: Wolverine is close to finalizing a deal with the studio to reprise the role. It was unlikely Fox would cast »

- Gem Seddon

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New Frozen Short To Appear Ahead Of Cinderella Movie

3 December 2014 3:47 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ all-new short “Frozen Fever,” which welcomes Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf back to the big screen, will open in theaters on March 13, 2015, in front of Disney’s Cinderella, a live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale.

Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, and produced by Peter Del Vecho and Aimee Scribner, with an all-new original song by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, “Frozen Fever” marks the first project reuniting the Oscar-winning original team from Disney’s Frozen.

In “Frozen Fever,” it’s Anna’s birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but Elsa’s icy powers may put more than just the party at risk.

Frozen won two Academy Awards (best animated film and best original song with “Let It Go”) and a Golden Globe (best animated feature film). It is the fifth highest grossing film of »

- Michelle McCue

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Disney's New 'Frozen' Short Will Premiere with 'Cinderella'

3 December 2014 10:45 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Three months after it was first announced, Walt Disney Pictures revealed that the new Frozen short film Frozen Fever will be attached to prints of the studio's fairy tale adventure Cinderella, which debuts March 13, 2015. Frozen characters Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf will return, and, while it isn't explicitly stated in the press release, it's believed that Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad will reprise their voice roles in the short. Take a look at the official details below.

Walt Disney Animation Studios' all-new short Frozen Fever, which welcomes Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf back to the big screen, will open in theaters on March 13, 2015, in front of Disney's Cinderella, a live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale.

Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, and produced by Peter Del Vecho and Aimee Scribner, with an all-new original song by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Frozen Fever »

- MovieWeb

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The Fantastic Four Reboot Official Synopsis Unveiled

3 December 2014 10:02 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The last time the super-powered quartet known as the Fantastic Four graced the big screen, filmgoers knew Chris Evans as the borderline reckless Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch, a high contrast to his current turn as the responsible Captain America. The Fantastic Four reboot hits theaters from Fox next summer, but fans can get a taste of what’s to come with the recent reveal of the film’s synopsis.

20th Century Fox confirmed via IGN that the following description that appeared on Rotten Tomatoes is indeed the official synopsis of The Fantastic Four reboot:

The Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save »

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'The Fantastic Four' Official Synopsis Revealed

28 November 2014 11:21 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Rotten Tomatoes page for 20th Century Fox's The Fantastic Four reboot has revealed the first official synopsis. An extended and unofficial synopsis released earlier this month revealed that the title characters access another dimension, a plot point which has been confirmed by this synopsis. Take a look at this plot rundown below, then read on for more information.

"The Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. (C) Fox"

The "former friend turned enemy" is most likely Toby Kebbell's Doctor Doom, who we reported last week will be named Victor Doomashev, instead of the character's original comic book name Victor Von Doom. »

- MovieWeb

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Check Out The Official Synopsis For The Fantastic Four

27 November 2014 1:58 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

With the secrecy surrounding Fox's 2015 reboot of the Fantastic Four movies based on the Marvel Comics superhero family of the same name, fans have yet to see their first look at director Josh Trank and writer Simon Kinberg's take until a trailer drops. In the meantime, an interesting synopsis description has appeared on sites like Rotten Tomatoes and from the way it's written, it sounds very official.  The Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. (C) Fox What fans should note is the fact Reed, Ben, Susan and Johnny are being referred to as "outsiders" which makes »

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X-Men: Apocalypse’s Main Villain to be Played by Oscar Isaac

24 November 2014 12:48 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Teased in the after-credits scene of X-Men: Days of Future Past, the mega-villain known as Apocalypse, aka En Sabah Nur, was seen being worshipped like a god by a massive crowd of people in Egyptian times. With the next film in the mutant hero series titled X-Men: Apocalypse, it was no secret that the ancient being would be the head villain in the next installment, and we now know that he will be played by Oscar Isaac.

Variety reports that Oscar Isaac has signed on to play Apocalypse in X-Men: Apocalypse, due out in theaters from 20th Century Fox on May 27th, 2016. Viewers may remember Isaac from an array of past roles, including the redemptive ex-con Standard in 2011’s Drive, the musician Reeves in 2011’s 10 Years, the titular character in 2013’s Inside Llewyn Davis, and the lead character Abel Morales in the upcoming A Most Violent Year. Isaac also plays »

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Oscar Isaac Has Been Cast In ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

24 November 2014 12:10 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Following his impressive turn in Inside Llewyn Davis and his casting in the first new Star Wars sequel Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Oscar Isaac will lead the villainry in Bryan Singer’s X-men: Apocalypse for 20th Century Fox. Isaac will play the god-like lead villain Apocalypse in the movie, which is written by Singer, Simon Kinberg, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris.

X-men: Apocalypse, the follow-up to this summer’s X-men: Days Of Future Past, will be released on May 27th, 2016.

Isaac will next be seen in A Most Violent Year, opposite Jessica Chastain, which is released on the 15th January in the UK.

You can read more about the character of Apocalypse (picture below) here.

Source: Deadline »

- Paul Heath

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