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The HeyUGuys Instant Watching Guide – September 1st 2014

2 hours ago | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Believe it or not, films and television programmes added to Netflix and Amazon do have a tendency to expire and no longer be there after a while; this isn’t as publicised as when the titles in question are added though. So by the time you read this there are around 50 titles disappearing from Netflix.

If you have ever wanted to watch the 2002 version of The Count of Monte Cristo then you have probably missed your chance by now. What this does mean however is that probably next week Netflix will have added a whole raft of new stuff, I say new but it will probably be a mixture of catalogue and stuff from the last year. I know that the underrated Enders Game and the superior Hunger Games: Catching Fire is due there in September, I just don’t know when.

In other Netflix news, they made industry headlines »

- Chris Holt

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Wamg’s Guide To 100+ Films For Fall / Holiday 2014

29 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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.

Maps To The StarsSeptember 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival; UK & Ireland September »

- Movie Geeks

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Meryl Streep’s witch featured in latest Into the Woods image

28 August 2014 7:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to Empire Online we’ve got a new still from Rob Marshall’s (Chicago) upcoming fairy tale musical Into the Woods featuring Meryl Streep (August: Osage County), who plays a witch responsible for putting a curse on a baker and his wife, played by James Corden (One Chance) and Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow). Take a look…

Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.“

Into the Woods is set for release »

- Gary Collinson

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Casting Net: Billy Crudup in talks for Catholic Church drama 'Spotlight'

27 August 2014 4:53 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Tony winner Billy Crudup may be taking a step in the Spotlight. The Watchmen star is in talks to join the ensemble drama based on the Catholic Church cover-up of pedophiliac priests in Massachusetts and The Boston Globe investigation that followed. Mark RuffaloMichael KeatonRachel McAdamsLiev Schreiber and Stanley Tucci will all star in the film from director Tom McCarthy (Win Win) and written by Josh Singer (The Fifth Estate). Crudup would play the lead attorney for the victims, Eric MacLeish. [THR]

• Max Minghella (The Social Network) and Callum Keith Rennie (Californiacation) are going Into the Forest. The two »

- Jake Perlman

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Casting: O'Connell, Carell, McTavish, Reno

26 August 2014 10:33 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Untitled Robert the Bruce Project

"Starred Up" director David Mackenzie is reportedly keen on reuniting with that film's star Jack O'Connell for an upcoming and very gritty film about medieval Scottish king Robert the Bruce which he's working on.

Mackenzie says: "I’m trying to get Jack involved in that.  And I can’t say that’s official, but Jack and I have been in discussion on that.  But not as the Robert the Bruce character, as a secondary character, but a very, very sort of close second." [Source: Collider]

Freeheld

Steve Carell is set to replace Zach Galifianakis in Peter Sollett's "Freeheld," a narrative film adaptation of the 2007 documentary about two women who fought for an amendment to the Domestic Partnership Act which grants pension benefits to domestic partners of all New Jersey public employees.

Julianne Moore and Ellen Page star in the project. Galifianakis has dropped out due to scheduling conflicts, »

- Garth Franklin

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Lake Bell To Helm ‘Emperor’s Children'; Jack Kilmer Joins ‘Stanford Prison Experiment'; ‘The Finest Hours’ Adds ‘Outlander’s Graham McTavish

26 August 2014 5:26 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

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

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Casting Net: Keith Stanfield to play young Snoop Dogg in 'Straight Outta Compton', Daryl Hannah joins 'Michael'

26 August 2014 5:04 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Keith Stanfield (Selma, Short Term 12) will play a young Snoop Dogg in Universal’s Straight Outta Compton, which tells the rise and fall of legendary rap group N.W.A. The film, directed by F. Gary Gray, also stars O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube), Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre), Jason Mitchell (Eazy-e), Aldis Hodge (Mc Ren), and Neil Brown Jr. (DJ Yella) as N.W.A. members; Paul Giamatti will co-star as Jerry Heller, manager to the group. Stanfield will play rising rap star, Calvin Broadus Jr. (a.k.a. young Snoop), who will cross paths with N.W.A. The film also stars Sheldon A. Smith »

- C. Molly Smith

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'Last Exorcism 2' Director Takes on Sci-Fi Thriller 'Pivot'

25 August 2014 1:39 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lotus Entertainment announced today that Ed Gass-Donnelly (Small Town Murder Songs, The Last Exorcism Part II) will write and direct the new sci-fi thriller Pivot. When a scientist's loving wife is killed, he invents a device to Pivot between parallel universes to save her life, but to be with her, he'll have to kill the parallel version of himself. Lotus' Jim Seibel and Bill Johnson will produce the film, with D.J. Gugenheim and Ara Keshishian of Lotus executive producing alongside Ed Gass-Donnelly.

Here's what producers Jim Seibel and Bill Johnson had to say in a joint statement.

"A high-quality concept like Pivot is exactly the type of project we were looking for. Ed has the perfect approach to bring Pivot to life and we are eager to embark on our journey."

Donnelly is known for his hands-on method to film - often serving as director, producer, writer, and editor. He made his feature debut, »

- MovieWeb

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‘Dark Knight Rises’ Actor Josh Stewart Joins Chris Pine in ‘Finest Hours’

25 August 2014 12:12 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Josh Stewart, who played the villain Barsad in “The Dark Knight Rises,” is set to join Chris Pine and Casey Affleck in Disney’s “The Finest Hours.”

Craig Gillespie will direct the pic, which is based on a true story and takes place in 1952, following the Coast Guard as it attempts a dramatic rescue after two oil tankers collide off the coast of Cape Cod.

Jim Whitaker and Dorothy Aufiero are producing.

Stewart was most recently seen in Alcon’s “Transcendence.” He is repped by ICM Partners.

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- Justin Kroll

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Sandra Bullock Confirmed to Star in David Gordon Green’s Our Brand Is Crisis

21 August 2014 10:23 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Last December, we reported that Sandra Bullock was in early talks to star in the political comedy Our Brand Is Crisis.  The story is based on the 2005 documentary of the same name from Rachel Boynton, and revolves around the use of American political campaign strategies in Bolivia to help elect Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada as president.  According to Variety, Bullock has now signed on to star with David Gordon Green set to direct.  Bullock, who will also serve as an executive producer, agreed to lead the project after meeting with Green "who has been in the mix for the directing job for some time," and "the actress was convinced to join the project on the strength of his vision."  George Clooney and Grant Heslov are still executive producing from a script by Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy). Bullock is also attached to star in Tate Taylor's Tupperware Unsealed, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Simon Pegg shares his thoughts on Roberto Orci directing Star Trek 3

12 August 2014 5:04 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Although we’re yet to have an announcement from Paramount Pictures on who will be directing Star Trek 3, it seems like it’s all but official that Roberto Orci will be taking up the director’s chair vacated by J.J. Abrams, and now star Simon Pegg has echoed that sentiment, sharing a few thoughts on the Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness co-writer taking over the reins on the sci-fi franchise:

“He emailed me before the news broke saying: ‘Hey man, I might be doing this, shall we nerd out?’” Pegg tells the BBC. “I’m really happy he’s doing it as it’s kept within the family kind of thing, it’s not somebody coming in from outside. Bob’s been there since the first Star Trek – by that I mean the 2009 one – so it seemed to make perfect sense that he come in as a »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch the return of Coach Ted Lasso featuring Jason Sudekis

11 August 2014 3:53 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last year, Jason Sudekis (Horrible Bosses) brought us a skit that featured him as an American football (or soccer) coach who was hired to manage Tottenham Hotspur. Since he was let go from duty (after just six and a half hours), he now finds himself working at NBC as a pundit.

Still inept as ever, watch as Ted Lasso as he doesn’t understand live TV, struggle with time differences and run into someone how looks an awful lot like Everton and USA keeper Tim Howard.

Watch the video below:

Jason Sudekis will return to cinema screens later this year with Horrible Bosses 2 alongside returning cast members Charlie Day (The Lego Movie), Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), Jennifer Aniston (We’re The Millers), Kevin Spacey (Superman Returns) and newcomers Chris Pine (Star Trek Into Darkness) and Christoph Waltz (Muppets Most Wanted).

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- Luke Owen

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Casey Affleck in Talks to Star in Disney's The Finest Hours

10 August 2014 7:41 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Casey Affleck (Gone Baby Gone, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) is in talks to join Chris Pine in Disney's true story adventure drama The Finest Hours

 Million Dollar Arm director Craig Gillespie is helming the project, which is an adaption of the book written by Casey Sherman and Michael J Tougias.

The story is set in 1952 and follows the coast guard rescue of 84 men off Cape Cod after two oil tankers collided and were torn in half by waves during a fierce blizzard.

Affleck and Pine are both incredible actors who seem to fit perfectly in this type of movie. I love this story, and it's sure to make an incredible film. 

Here's the synopsis from the book:

In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor'easter in years. As the weather wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic became a wind-whipped zone of peril. »

- Joey Paur

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Is Into the Woods Hollywood's Next Big Musical?

9 August 2014 10:55 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Stephen Sondheim's musical Into the Woods is getting the Hollywood treatment of the best kind. You know it's going to be magical with a cast including Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, and Anna Kendrick. But does this film really have what it takes to become the next big movie-musical obsession? Let us know what you think in the comments below! »

- Matthew-Rodrigues

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Is Into the Woods Hollywood's Next Big Musical?

9 August 2014 10:55 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Stephen Sondheim's musical Into the Woods is getting the Hollywood treatment of the best kind. You know it's going to be magical with a cast including Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, and Anna Kendrick. But does this film really have what it takes to become the next big movie-musical obsession? Let us know what you think in the comments below! »

- Matthew-Rodrigues

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First Look at Christoph Waltz in Horrible Bosses 2

9 August 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Warner Bros. released a new photo from Horrible Bosses 2 giving us our first look at Christoph Waltz in the film. In the image he's having a little chat with Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis on a golf course. Chris Pine, who plays Waltz's douchebag son, is standing behind him.

Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick (Bateman), Dale (Day) and Kurt (Sudeikis) decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business. But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor's adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company. 

In case you missed the funny teaser trailer for the film, click here. The movie is set to be released on November 26th, and it looks like it's going to be hilarious. »

- Joey Paur

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Warner Bros. 2014 Fall Movie Preview with New Photos

7 August 2014 5:51 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With the summer movie season winding down to a close, it's time to look ahead at all of the prestige films hitting theaters this fall. Warner Bros. has released their Fall 2014 Preview, which includes new photos from Dolphin Tale 2, This Is Where I Leave You, Annabelle, The Good Lie, Horrible Bosses 2 and The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies. Take a look at the new images and plot descriptions below.

Dolphin Tale 2 - September 12

Dolphin Tale 2 continues the story of the brave dolphin Winter, whose miraculous rescue and rehabilitation-thanks to the invention of a groundbreaking prosthetic tail-made her a symbol of perseverance to people around the world and inspired the 2011 family hit movie "Dolphin Tale." Several years have passed since young Sawyer Nelson (Nathan Gamble) and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (Cma), headed by Dr. Clay Haskett (Harry Connick Jr.), rescued Winter, »

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First Look: Christoph Waltz Hitting the Green in 'Horrible Bosses 2'

7 August 2014 3:01 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

For a little while, it was up in the air so whether or not Christoph Waltz would have a role in the comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2. But the actor was confirmed for a role in the film last fall, even though he didn't pop up in the teaser trailer back in July. But now, we finally get a good look at Waltz in the film as he chats with Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis on a golf course, with Chris Pine right behind him as his douchebag son. The dejected look on Bateman's face indicates this might be when the trio learn that Waltz is screwing over their new business venture, prompting their kidnapping of his son. Look! Here's our first look at Christoph Waltz in Sean Anders' Horrible Bosses 2 from Warner Bros. Pictures: And make sure you watch the first teaser trailer for Horrible Bosses 2 right here. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Casey Affleck Joins Chris Pine in Coast Guard Drama 'Finest Hours'

6 August 2014 7:46 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Back in the spring, Star Trek lead Chris Pine was slated to star in Disney's Coast Guard drama The Finest Hours with the studio's Million Dollar Arm director Craig Gillespie at the helm. Now Pine has a co-star as Deadline reports Gone Baby Gone and Ocean's Eleven franchise star Casey Affleck is in talks for a pivotal role in the story set back in 1952 and based on the non-fiction book of the same name about how two oil tankers were split in two, dumping all 84 of their crew members into the swirling sea, caught in the middle of a nor'easter, a macro-scale storm along the upper East Coast of the Us and Atlantic Canada. Read on! However, it's not clear if Affleck will be getting rescued or doing the saving, though it seems like he's suited for a role as one of the heroes. Affleck is usually pretty picky about his roles, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Casting: Bana, Affleck, Schrieber, Wesley

6 August 2014 6:31 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Secret Scripture

Eric Bana ("Deliver Us From Evil"), Theo James ("Divergent") and Jack Reynor ("Transformers: Age of Extinction") are in talks to co-star with Rooney Mara in Jim Sheridan’s feature film adaptation of Sebastian Barry's "The Secret Scripture." Vanessa Redgrave and Jeremy Irons also star.

The story revolves around the extended stay of a woman (Mara) at a mental hospital. Bana will play a rebellious doctor responsible for reviewing her case. James will play the local Catholic priest, Reynor plays a British soldier and Mara’s love interest. [Source: Variety]

The Finest Hours

Casey Affleck is in talks to join Chris Pine in Craig Gillespie's period rescue drama "The Finest Hours" at Disney Pictures. Jim Whitaker and Dorothy Aufiero are producing.

The story is set in 1952, when the Coast Guard attempts a dramatic rescue after two oil tankers collide off the coast of Cape Cod. Paul Tamasy and »

- Garth Franklin

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