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Pan is getting panned by critics: One reviewer has actually given this movie zero stars

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Director Joe Wright has delivered a few hits in the past, including Hanna and Atonement, but his latest is a lacklustre affair according to critics - with one even awarding it zero stars.

Starring Levi Miller and Hugh Jackman, Pan isn't receiving the warmest of critical receptions, with many believing the Peter Pan origin story is guilty of lacking in fun. Below is an overview of the consensus for the movie:

Digital Spy

"There are so many great creative flourishes on show - such as characters exploding in puffs of vivid colour and the detailed CGI landscapes of Neverland - it's just a shame the whole feels less than the sum of its parts. All that considered, when Pan is firing on all cylinders it's a fun and exhilarating ride that'll likely hit home with kids who've never experienced Barrie's world before."

Little White Lies

"Dear lord, it's like Rooney Mara »

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Paramount is testing the YouTube waters with free movie channel

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Paramount Pictures is dipping its toes in the YouTube pond by launching a channel with hundreds of free movies on the video service.

Hundreds of films for free sounds like a sweet deal. So what's the catch?

Unfortunately there's more than one - not only do you have to be based in the Us to access the Paramount Vault, playback is limited to just 480p.

That's barely higher than VHS quality, and while we're on the subject of quality, many of the movies are bargain-bin fodder like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and American Ninja II: The Confrontation.

At the more watchable end of the scale, there's Masters of the Universe, Dark City, and the Jack Nicholson-fronted Ironweed.

No need to cancel that Netflix subscription just yet, but it will be interesting to see where Paramount takes this idea in the future. »

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Toy Story 4 has been delayed until 2018 but that's not long enough for some people

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The biggest story from Pixar's wide-ranging announcement was that Toy Story 4 will be delayed for a year until 2018.

It's rare for movie news to unite all film fans, but it seems like everyone is in a strop about it.

A few people were miffed about the longer wait.

i'm okay with the perpetual fed rate hike delay but not thisssss"@TheIndyFilm: Toy Story 4 has been delayed for a year"

— Zatayumni (@yumni2zs) October 9, 2015

How I feel about Pixar making me wait an extra Year for Toy Story 4 so that Cars 3 can come out in 2017... pic.twitter.com/jo7NAoyhAD

Will Reid (@williamreid) October 9, 2015

@DisneyPixar I can't believe you pushed back Toy Story 4 for Cars! What kind of business move is that? Stop letting Lasseter call the shots!

— John (@NewJackWriter) October 9, 2015

Why on Earth Pixar had to delay Toy Story 4 till 2018? The next thing they'll »

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Fantastic Four "was a hard movie to make", says producer Simon Kinberg

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Fantastic Four's Simon Kinberg has admitted that the superhero film was a "hard movie to make".

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the writer and producer believes that there is potential for a "great" movie with the current cast, but it's difficult to get everything right.

Kate Mara's wig and 5 other reasons Fantastic Four is the biggest superhero flop since Catwoman

"I haven't really done a full diagnosis [on Fantastic Four]," he said. "It was a hard movie to make, but I've made a lot of hard movies.

"I do think that there is a great Fantastic Four movie with that cast. But there's so many different elements that need to come together perfectly.

"It's like a collaboration between all these strangers. And if there's a few things that don't go right, it's hard to recover from."

Fantastic Four review: Dark and gritty does not suit this Marvel muddle

Kinberg added: "For whatever reason, »

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MacGruber 2 really could happen after all, and Will Forte promises a "crazy" opening sequence

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Critically-panned cult classic comedy MacGruber could get a sequel after all - and what's more, writer-star Will Forte is promising a "crazy" opening sequence.

Earning just $9.3 million off an equally tiny $10 million budget, the big screen adaptation of Saturday Night Live's MacGyver parody sketch never looked likely to get a sequel, but home media has saved the day.

Talking to ScreenCrush, Forte says the script for the film is very nearly there, but needs just a little finessing.

"There is a possibility of starting it in a way that you would never ever start an action movie," he teased. "We have this idea for a cold open, which we just don't know if we have the balls to do.

"And we've done some crazy stuff. This is just like, 'Do we really want to do this? Is this how we want to start out the movie?' It's pretty gnarly. »

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Praise be to the Supreme Being! Terry Gilliam reveals that a Time Bandits TV show is in the works

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One of Terry Gilliam's most popular films, Time Bandits, is set to crash onto the small screen with the director himself announcing that a TV remake is in the works.

Speaking to The Guardian as part of a live webchat in honour of his new book, Gilliamesque: A Pre-posthumous Memoir, the much-loved former Python let the news slip in a delightfully casual manner.

"We are involved in two possibilities - one, a TV series based on Time Bandits, another based on a script Richard Lagravenese and I wrote after Fisher King, called The Defective Detective."

Gilliam goes on to talk more about The Defective Detective - try saying that five times fast - but the important news is that Randall, Fidgit, Strutter, Og, Wally and Vermin Will return to muck about in history.

In the original film, John Cleese played Robin Hood, while Sean Connery played Agamemnon, so all »

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Avengers: Infinity War two-parter could have a budget of 1 billion dollars

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This is all unconfirmed, but the upcoming Marvel event two-parter Avengers: Infinity War could be getting a combined budget of $1 billion.

Bleeding Cool reported the figure after claiming to have spoken to "very well-sourced comic book film insiders" before New York Comic Con.

The publication added that $400 million for Parts 1 and 2 together will be spent on the writer, director, producers and actors, with half of the actor budget going to Robert Downey Jr, who plays Tony Stark aka Iron Man.

Lastly, the project apparently has no script or even an agreed storyline yet.

We're struggling to buy this, especially since the reported conversation took place in a bar - and the $1bn figure is a little extreme when you consider Avengers: Age of Ultron ended up costing $280 million. But it's an interesting claim nonetheless.

The two Avengers: Infinity War films will be shot back-to-back and directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. »

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Campaign to get The Devils released in cinemas intensifies after packed Los Angeles screening

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Witchcraft, nudity, a scene dubbed the "Rape of Christ", Vanessa Redgrave as a masturbating nun... it's hardly surprising that Ken Russell's The Devils fell foul of censors and was slapped with an X certificate on its initial release in 1971.

Film critic Mark Kermode uncovered lost footage in the early '00s and has been championing a full re-release of Russell's original cut ever since.

Various different edits and incarnations exist across DVD, but The Devils has barely seen the light of day in cinemas.

Beyond Fest last night (October 8) presented rare 35mm print of the film in its original X-rated form.

The screening is only the third time The Devils has been shown in cinemas in the Us, and it swiftly sent social media abuzz with film fans calling for Warner Bros to bring it back to the big screen.

This is why @wbpictures should release The Devils: »

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Justice League Dark is still a thing at Warner Bros and should shoot in 2016

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Like Deadpool in its time, Warner Bros' Justice League Dark movie was one of those superhero films we never expected to see the light of day.

But according to a new report - and coming as much of a surprise like Deadpool - the supernatural DC Comics adaptation is apparently moving ahead and is apparently a 'priority' for the studio.

Producer Scott Rudin (Steve Jobs, Ex Machina, The Grand Budapest Hotel and many, many more) is heading up the film, which it is hoped will shoot in 2016, according to The Tracking Board.

Details on the project remain light, but it is expected to star John Constantine forming a team out of the pick of DC's magical characters - such as Swamp Thing, Zatanna, Deadman and Etrigan, the Demon - to combat a supernatural threat.

Guillermo del Toro was attached to direct the project, sometimes called Dark Universe. He dropped out »

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Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique to take centre stage in X-Men: Apocalypse, according to official synopsis

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The first official plot synopsis for the upcoming superpowered mutant movie X-Men: Apocalypse has been revealed, and it seems Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique is set to take centre stage.

So far, most of the attention has gone to villain Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) - whose appearance has attracted derision from die-hard fans of the comics - but now it's J-Law's turn (after his backstory is explained, anyway):

"Since the dawn of civilisation, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible.

"Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign.

"As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, »

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Donald Trump photoshopped into horror movies will haunt your dreams

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Bow before the extremely talented image manipulators over at DesignCrowd, because their "Photoshop Donald Trump into horror movies" competition is a thing of, um, beauty.

The would-be Us presidential candidate and flaxen-haired billionaire can now be seen in Jaws, Aliens and The Shining, just like you always dreamed of.

Here, then, are just a few of our favourites, including a particularly disturbing mash-up of Trump with An American Werewolf In London. Trust us, you'll howl. »

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From Hellboy to Goblins: Ron Perlman cast in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has added Hellboy's Ron Perlman to the cast.

Beast of the Apocalypse himself will be playing a goblin in the Harry Potter spinoff.

The Jk Rowling-penned screenplay stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, the Wizarding World's best magizoologist, who in his travels has encountered and documented several magical creatures.

His discoveries lead him to ultimately pen Hogwarts School textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo, Gemma Chan and Jenn Murray have also been cast.

After directing the final four Harry Potter films, David Yates is taking the helm and David Heyman will be producing.

Perlman has numerous film and TV roles to his name including new Amazon TV show Hand of God, Clay Morrow in Sons of Anarchy and has recently appeared in a couple of episodes of Blacklist. »

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Immortals stars Luke Evans and Henry Cavill are teaming again up for war movie Sand Castle

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Luke Evans and Henry Cavill are teaming up once again for war film, Sand Castle.

The Immortals actors will be starring alongside Nicholas Hoult in the Fernando Coimbra directed drama, according to Deadline.

Written by Chris Roessner, who served as a machine gunner in Iraq's Sunni Triangle for over two years, Sand Castle will centre around soldier Matt Ocre (Hoult).

Alongside platoon leader Sergeant Baker (Evans), the troops attempt to protect a farming village in the crosshairs of some very dangerous enemies.

Cavill will be playing the special forces captain running the operation.

Evans can next be seen in High-Rise with Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons and Sienna Miller and has also signed on to play Gaston in Bill Condon's Beauty and the Beast with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be Cavill's next project where he'll be taking on the role of Clark Kent. »

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Keanu Reeves and Jimmy Kimmel's Speed parody is the funniest video you'll see today

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Keanu Reeves is finally back behind the wheel in a sequel to Speed - only this time, he's driving a lot slower.

A Reasonable Speed isn't quite as nerve-shredding as the original blockbuster, but it does have much more basic traffic instruction!

Set to the tune of 'Slow Ride', Reeves obeys stop signs, keeps both hands on the wheel and watches out for bystanders while chasing down a thief (Jimmy Kimmel).

Even though A Reasonable Speed is the first movie ever produced by the California Highway Patrol, it's still much more exciting than the actual Speed sequel Cruise Control.

When he's not obeying the laws of the road, Reeves is preparing to reprise his role as the stoic assassin in John Wick which begins filming this autumn.

Check out more of these parodies on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, airing weeknights on ABC in the Us. »

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Watch this cool Batman v Superman video to see how costume designers built in references to DC's history

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice paid a lot of attention to how its superhero costumes reference DC Comics history in a cool featurette.

Timed to coincide with a New York Comic-Con exhibit this weekend, the latest DC All Access episode includes an exclusive interview with costume designer Michael Wilkinson.

Watch the video above to find out how Michael Wilkinson and director Zack Snyder overhauled Superman's iconic suit, and built visual references to Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns into Batman's armoured cowl.

Wilkinson came to Dawn of Justice with quite a Hollywood pedigree, having previously worked on The Twilight Saga and earning an Oscar nomination for his work on American Hustle.

Batman v Superman has a heavy presence at New York Comic-Con this week, including offering free Wi-Fi under the guise of Lex Luthor's LexCorp.

The DC Comics movie – which stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot as »

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Straight Outta Compton's F Gary Gray will put the pedal to the metal to direct Fast & Furious 8

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Straight Outta Compton's F Gary Gray is officially moving full speed ahead as director of Fast & Furious 8.

Riding high off the success of his Nwa biopic box office smash, Gray has revealed that he will succeed James Wan as the head of the Fast and the Furious franchise.

Cant ask for better partners than Vin, Neal & Universal. Excited to bring u the next chapter of the #FastFamily saga pic.twitter.com/zRGre14kKO

— F Gary Gray (@FGaryGray) October 8, 2015

"Cant ask for better partners than Vin [Diesel], [producer] Neal [Moritz] & Universal. Excited to bring u the next chapter of the #FastFamily saga," Gray tweeted today (October 8).

Gray's hiring was tipped by franchise star Vin Diesel earlier this week, in spite of conflicting rumours that Diesel himself wanted to direct the film.

It had been previously reported that Justin Lin and James Wan both passed on helming Fast & Furious 8, forcing Diesel to »

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Find out which major city will host the world premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

8 October 2015 12:01 PM, PDT

The Force will be strong in Los Angeles when it hosts the world premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The City of Angels will be transformed into a galaxy far, far away on December 14 as Jj Abrams and his cast attend a special screening, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

New Star Wars Bb-8 toy from Hasbro reveals surprising Force Awakens dark side

If your starship is stationed across the pond, remain calm. A London premiere and other events around the world will take place after the La event.

Lucasfilm and Disney's decision to debut the film in Los Angeles is a bit of a trade-off for Us Star Wars fans, since the movie will officially open first in France on December 16 and the UK on December 17.

It's a trap! Original actor Tim Rose confirms Admiral Ackbar's return in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Those in the Us »

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The Incredibles 2, Toy Story 4 and Cars 3 release dates revealed in bumper Pixar announcement

8 October 2015 10:54 AM, PDT

Disney and Pixar just got people all excited by announcing a host of release dates for their biggest upcoming films.

Fans have a lot to look forward to after it was announced that The Incredibles 2 will premiere on June 21, 2019, while Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory will be released on June 17, 2016.

Why The Incredibles 2 will be the Fantastic Four film you've always wanted to see

Elsewhere, The Good Dinosaur will be released later this year on November 25, while Cars 3 is released on June 16, 2017.

Sadly, there is bad news for Toy Story fans, with the fourth film in the series being pushed back a year to June 15, 2018.

We're proud to present the official release dates for our upcoming slate of films through 2019. pic.twitter.com/1cbmRnVv03

— Disney•Pixar (@DisneyPixar) October 8, 2015

Meanwhile, Pixar's Coco will arrive on November 22, 2017 and the Jack and the Beanstalk-based Gigantic will be released on March 9, 2018.

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Captain Marvel has been delayed in favour of an Ant-Man sequel and people aren't happy

8 October 2015 10:39 AM, PDT

Marvel's ultra-devoted Carol Danvers fans are going to have to wait a little longer to see Captain Marvel on the big screen – all thanks to the addition of an Ant-Man sequel.

Twitter has been irate over the delay of Captain Marvel (with or without Ronda Rousey) to March 2019, so naturally we've rounded up the most fiery reactions below:

I see @Marvel is so committed to giving us a female superhero movie that they've delayed Captain Marvel and given us "and the Wasp." Hooray!

— Patellraiser (@ghostwritingcow) October 8, 2015

the year is 2069. captain marvel & black panther are delayed for the solo of a "beloved" villain, The White Man pic.twitter.com/8rFK0EHjYS

— vicky romanova (@THEBLACKWlDOW) October 8, 2015

captain marvel is pushed back to 2019 to make room for ant-man 2 pic.twitter.com/xGDBax1zjc

— spooky mulder (@rrobbiereyes) October 8, 2015

Captain Marvel pushed back until the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

#CaptainMarvel pic.twitter.com/8nrpBHgy5B »

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Sicario review: Emily Blunt excels in a gripping cartel thriller

8 October 2015 9:36 AM, PDT

Sicario. A film that makes you yearn for Chris Eubank to be appointed presenter of Film 2015. And also yearn for more blood-pumpingly intense, thoughtful thrillers like this - where character and story are prioritised above all else.

Emily Blunt excels as Kate Macer, an idealistic FBI agent brought in to work alongside Josh Brolin's laidback government boss Matt Graver and Benicio Del Toro's mysterious torturer Alejandro in the war against drugs. Her refusal to accept the harsh realities on the Mexico-us border soon brings her into conflict with her superiors, while her physical safety is compromised.

Director Denis Villeneuve is having a big year, what with being tasked with the upcoming Blade Runner sequel. Meaning that all eyes - replicant or otherwise - are on his latest effort. On this basis, the omens are good. Sicario's well-structured plot keeps you guessing until a series of effective »

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