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J.J. Abrams Thanks Fans from Set of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

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Long before the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released, our first look at the sci-fi sequel came from vidoes release in conjunction with the Star Wars: Force for Change fundraiser that was created in coordination with the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef). The end of the fundraiser culminated with a single fan being granted the dream of visiting the set and getting a walk-on role in the film. Well, now director J.J. Abrams has returned from the set of Episode VII to thank everyone who donated and helped raise millions of dollars. You just might see a familiar droid and Wookiee. Watch! Here's the Omaze video with J.J. Abrams thanking those who donated to Star Wars: Force for Change: Thanks to SlashFilm for pointing this out. Check out the previous videos here, here and here. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Big Surprise: Mark Wahlberg Confirms Return for 'Transformers 5'

15 hours ago

After the disaster that was Transformers: Age of Extinction, we know you're just chomping at the bits to get Mark Wahlberg back on the big screen as an inventor and friend of the Autobots. Well, the good news is that the actor is currently making the publicity rounds for this month's release of The Gambler, and of course he was asked about the future of the toy-selling franchise. MTV asked if he was coming back for the inevitable Transformers 5, and Wahlberg said, "Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more… you know I can’t speak for Mr. Bay, but something tells me we’ll be on the set soon.” Wait, what's that about Bay now? Back in 2012 we heard that Age of Extinction would be the last Transformers movie that Michael Bay would direct (though he said that for Dark of the Moon too). However, just this past spring, »

- Ethan Anderton

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First Look: Tom Hanks in Steven Spielberg's Untitled Cold War Drama

16 hours ago

In case you didn't know, Tom Hanks is reteaming with director Steven Spielberg for a fourth time after previously working together on Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can and The Terminal. Two out of three isn't bad, and now the next film on the way is something completely different, a Cold War drama that has been referred to as St. James Place but is officially untitled as of now. The film follows the negotiation to recovering a captured pilot from behind enemy lines. But it's not a battlefield drama as this particular fight was waged by lawyer James Donovan. That's who Hanks is playing, and we have a first look below. Here's the first image from from Steven Spielberg's untitled Cold War drama (via EW): The Untitled War Drama (aka St. James Place) is directed by Steven Spielberg with a script originally by Matt Charman and »

- Ethan Anderton

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See This Gorgeous 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation' Art Print

16 hours ago

This holiday season we've seen a couple of amazing pieces of artwork commemorating Home Alone (one from Mondo and another from artist Matt Ryan) and also a beautiful print paying tribute to the classic It's a Wonderful Life. Now we've just stumbled upon another wonderful original piece of artwork that honors another holiday movie that millions watch each and every year. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation chronicles one of the most insane and hilarious family holiday gatherings the big screen has ever seen, and now the Griswold family is immortalized on this amazing poster by Rich Davies. See it below! Here's Rich Davies' amazing print for National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (via Poster Posse): Unfortunately, this piece was privately commissioned, so you won't be able to get your hands on this one to frame on your wall. But we’re gonna press on, and we’re gonna have the hap, hap, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Watch: Period Romance 'A Little Chaos' Gets Trailers for Us & UK

17 hours ago

Most know Alan Rickman as the mysterious potions master Professor Snape in the Harry Potter franchise or Hans Gruber in Die Hard, but did you know that he occasionally directs movies? Well, until now, he had only directed one film, but now he's delivered his sophomore effort with A Little Chaos, a period romance that is about as British as any film can be. Fancy costumes, eloquent language, and the riveting clash between an architect (Matthias Schoenaerts) and a landscape designer (Kate Winslet) who work together in building one of the main gardens at King Louis Xiv’s palace at Versailles in 17th Century France. But there's romance on the horizon! Doesn't sound all that compelling, but maybe it's good? Watch below! Here's the Us trailer for Alan Rickman's A Little Chaos, originally from Apple: And here's the UK trailer for the period romance from Lionsgate Films UK: A Little Chaos »

- Ethan Anderton

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Paramount Cancels Alamo Drathouse's 'Team America' Screenings

19 hours ago

Well, the good news bear just keep on delivering us sweet, sweet honey! Yesterday, following Sony Pictures' decision to pull The Interview from release on Christmas Day (with no plans to release the film on VOD or home video in the near future either), the Alamo Drafthouse revealed they were still going to have a little fun at North Korea's expense with a screening of Trey Parker & Matt Stone's comedy Team America: World Police, which features Kim Jong-un's father Kim Jong-il as a lonely puppet villain. This was only happening at the Dallas/Forth Worth theater, however, Deadline reports that the screening is canceled. Reportedly Paramount Pictures has decided not to let the theater chain show the movie after all. Alamo Drafthouse sent a message telling their customers that the screening wouldn't take place "due to circumstances beyond our control." If you live in the area and already bought a ticket, »

- Ethan Anderton

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First Look: Jessica Chastain Gets Gothic in del Toro's 'Crimson Peak'

20 hours ago

If the blockbuster action of giant monsters fighting human-controlled robots didn't do anything for you in Pacific Rim, then you might be a little more interested in director Guillermo del Toro returning to the horror genre with Crimson Peak. Taking the terror back to a period setting, this haunted house tale is one of our 20 Most Anticipated Films of 2015. And now we finally have a first look at the film with a photo featuring star Jessica Chastain. The film looks gothic through and through, and if you saw del Toro's tour of the gallery experience at Comic-Con over the summer, that should come as no surprise. Look below now! Here's the first look at Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak scanned from the latest EW: Check out Guillermo del Toro's tour of the Crimson Peak gallery from Comic-Con 2014 right here. Crimson Peak is directed by Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Jonah Hill & James Franco in Trailer for Sundance Selection 'True Story'

20 hours ago

"I want to tell you my side of this." Fox Searchlight has premiered a trailer for Rupert Goold's film True Story, starring Jonah Hill and James Franco as adversaries of sorts. Based on the real life memoirs of NY Times reporter Michael Finkel, played by Jonah Hill, the film follows the interactions between Finkel and accused killer Christian Longo, played by James Franco. For years, Longo lived using Finkel's identity, and even submitted writing work under his name. In addition to Hill and Franco, who look quite serious in this, the cast includes Felicity Jones, Ethan Suplee and Gretchen Mol. This actually looks really, really good. I love the intensity and some of the dialogue is on fire, this just shot to the top of my list for Sundance. Here's the first official trailer for Rupert Goold's True Story, from Yahoo (found via The Film Stage): Synopsis »

- Alex Billington

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Bradley Cooper Struggles in War in Second 'American Sniper' Trailer

20 hours ago

"Would you be surprised if I told you that the Navy has credited you with over 160 kills?" Bradley Cooper has been the focus of some major awards buzz for his turn in Clint Eastwood's modern war drama American Sniper, based on the true story of a Navy Seal sniper. And while there's plenty of praise in this trailer, I have to say that performances are about the only thing worth commending. Otherwise, the film feels artificial (especially in the use of a rival enemy sniper), lacks subtlety, and doesn't cover any material that we haven't seen in films like Born on the Fourth of July or Saving Private Ryan. But judge for yourself. Here's the second trailer for Clint Eastwood's American Sniper from Warner Bros. Pictures: You can still watch the second trailer for Clint Eastwood's American Sniper right here. American Sniper is directed by Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Watch: Moviejerk Takes a Look Back at 'The Best of Cinema 2014'

21 hours ago

We've featured some cool retrospective videos looking back at the films of 2014, like Sleepy Skunk's 2014 Movie Trailer Mash-Up and Nick Bosworth's Final Cut 2014. The next video we're featuring is a little more selective about the films used in a montage called The Best of Cinema 2014. There's actually only 30 films on display here, and that's because it's inspired by Moviejerk's Top 30 Films of 2014 (which hasn't been published yet). Now be prepared, because there are some films here released back in 2013 in the United States, but Moviejerk is based in the United Kingdom, so Spike Jonze's Her made the cut. Watch! Here's Moviejerk's very well-done The Best of Cinema 2014, straight from Vimeo: Here's what Moviejerk says, "It’s nearly the end of the year, and everyone from Sight & Sound to John Waters are each coming up with their own best films list. Hardly anyone has the last word on this, not even Quentin Tarantino, »

- Ethan Anderton

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First Trailer for Peter Strickland's New Film 'The Duke of Burgundy'

22 hours ago

"This is all I have dreamed about..." IFC has debuted the first trailer for Peter Strickland's new film The Duke of Burgundy, a seductive and creepy little thriller. Strickland's last film was the mesmerizing Berberian Sound Studio with Toby Jones, which was quite a trip if you saw it. This new one has much of the same, it's twisted and weird and eerie, using cinema to evoke and provoke. The Duke of Burgundy stars Sidse Babett Knudsen and Chiara D'Anna as two women who get into a tricky relationship. The film received quite a bit of buzz out of Tiff and Fantastic Fest this year, with many critics calling it one of the best discoveries of this year's fall film fests. It's worth a look, especially if you're curious about butterflies. Here's the first official trailer for Peter Strickland's The Duke of Burgundy, in high def from Apple: »

- Alex Billington

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Check Out Poster Posse's Awesome 'Alien' 35th Anniversary Artwork

22 hours ago

Throughout the year, we've featured some cool artwork from Poster Posse hyping up films like Disney's Big Hero 6, Christopher Nolan's Interstellar and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. But the latest efforts of artists paying tribute to films with their incredible art work is for a film that hit theaters decades ago. You may not realize it, but this year is the 35th anniversary of Alien, the sci-fi horror classic that introduced us to terrifying xenomorphs and the tough-as-nails Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), and Poster Posse has just rounded up some awesome pieces for the film's anniversary, and we've posted our favorites below. Look! Here's just some of the artwork created by Poster Posse for the 35th anniversary of Alien: If you want to see more, and find out the artists names and seen more intricate details on some of the prints, you can check out all of Phase »

- Ethan Anderton

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Lucasfilm's Animated 'Star Wars' Holiday Card Needs More Bb-8

23 hours ago

If you're a Star Wars fan, then you're undoubtedly familiar with the infamously terrible holiday special from decades ago. Thankfully, Lucasfilm has never decided to dabble in that territory again, but they do send out some pretty cool holiday cards. This year, they posted a little animated short for their card featuring everyone's favorite astromech droid R2-D2 and the mischievous new droid Chopper from the animated series "Star Wars: Rebels." But what this card really needs is some Bb-8, the ball droid who's name was just revealed with other characters from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer. Here's the animated Star Wars holiday card straight from StarWars.com (via Movies.com): Did you notice the reference to these two Star Wars holiday cards from 1979 and 1981? These two: Go watch the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens again right here. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Watch: 'Taken 3' Featurette Profiles Liam Neeson as Bryan Mills

23 hours ago

If the "12 Skills of Christmas" wasn't enough to whet your appetite of the forthcoming ass-kicking coming from Liam Neeson in Taken 3 in a few weeks, then here's a new featurette to lay out what will hopefully be the final film in the franchise. If the first trailer for the action thriller didn't explain things to you simply enough, this one lays it out for grade-school brains to understand. Bryan Mills is on the run this time, after he's found with the body of his wife (Famke Janssen). The CIA, FBI, police and all are on his trail. But remember those skills he has? Those are helpful, especially when it comes to cutting down those in pursuit. Here's the UK featurette for Olivier Megaton's Taken 3 from 20th Century Fox UK: You can still watch the first trailer for Olivier Megaton's Taken 3 right here. Taken 3 is »

- Ethan Anderton

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Jim Carrey Finds 'Deep Cover' with 'Dumb & Dumber To' Producers

23 hours ago

After teaming up with Red Granite to get the sequel Dumb & Dumber To off the ground, Deadline reports Jim Carrey is getting ready to reteam with the production banner for a new project. Deep Cover is a new comedy that was just picked up by Red Granite from an original pitch by Johnny Rosenthal, an up and coming writer who has a project called The Three Tenors in development at Lionsgate, a comedy called Iron Jack at Sony, and his work on Bad Santa 2 at Dimension. Unfortunately, the plot of this new original pitch is being kept under wraps, but it's likely a comedic approach to an undercover cop situation. More below! It's been awhile since we've had a comedic approach to undercover cop thrillers like Donnie Brasco, and with a chameleon like Carrey in the lead, his cover would likely be an awesome character for him to bring to life. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Fox & New Regency Cancel Steve Carell's North Korea Set Thriller

17 December 2014 9:15 PM, PST

Briefly: For those who didn't know, 20th Century Fox and New Regency were developing a thriller starring Steve Carell. We heard about this project back in October, but details were sparse on the story other than that it was a paranoia thriller. Now new details have emerged, but only because the project has been scrapped entirely. Deadline reports the film that was going to begin production in March, but the setting of the film was North Korea. And due to the recent uproar of threats to the Us from the country due to the comedy The Interview, which has resulted in the film being pulled from theaters, the project is now dead. Here's how Steve Carell responded to today's events: Chaplin pic.twitter.com/LE5w3f3HAs— Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) December 18, 2014 Sad day for creative expression. #feareatsthesoul— Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) December 17, 2014 It's not clear why the location couldn't just be changed, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Dallas Drafthouse Showing 'Team America' in Place of 'The Interview'

17 December 2014 7:07 PM, PST

Putting The "F" Back In Freedom. It is a sad day for movie fans in the United States, as Sony has officially cancelled the release of Seth Rogen & James Franco's new comedy The Interview thanks to hacker terrorist threats. Everyone has been following the Sony Pictures Hack story for weeks, as the studio was hacked and files have been leaking non-stop. Today, after movie theaters backed out due to an actual threat of harm to anyone attending screenings of the movie, the studio has decided to pull the release entirely. In response, James Wallace of the Alamo Drafthouse theater in Dallas / Fort Worth will be showing Matt Stone and Trey Parker's 2004 puppet comedy, Team America: World Police, instead. Take that, North Korea! Many cinephiles are bringing up Team America: World Police in response to this situation because it makes fun of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il, and yet it wasn't attacked or pulled. »

- Alex Billington

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Looking Back: Ethan Picks the 15 Best Official Movie Posters of 2014

17 December 2014 4:23 PM, PST

Even though we're already looking forward to the films coming in 2015, we've only just begun looking back at all the films that piqued our interest in 2014. We've been looking back at the year in cinema with plenty of retrospective videos, but now we want to add a personal touch by revealing what we really loved about the movies this year. As 2014 gets closer to the end, we'll count down our favorite films of the year, but I want to kick things off by revealing my picks for the 15 Best Official Movie Posters of 2014. Like our movie picks, this is purely subjective, but I'm confident that I've picked some of the most beautiful posters. Look! Note: Just so we're clear, I've only decided to consider posters that were officially released by a studio for a film hitting theaters within the year 2014. Therefore you won't find any posters for films from 2015, even »

- Ethan Anderton

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Watch: John Wikstrom's Charming Dino Egg Short Film 'The Hatchling'

17 December 2014 3:45 PM, PST

"I don't think it was a toy... it was something else, something special." After posting the short for The Grey Matter, I was emailed by a reader named Jj who recommended I watch another short that he "loved" called The Hatchling about a boy and his dinosaur egg. Indeed it's a fantastic short that has a touch of Spielberg by way of Jurassic Park. Instead of going dark or violent and down the horror path with this one, the short plays on the magic of childhood and our imaginations, and the possibility of anything. It's a charming short that ends in a way that should make you smile, while lighting up your own imagination. View in full below. Here's the only synopsis I could find: Breaking an egg is one thing, but breaking a heart is another. The Hatchling is a short film written and directed by John Wikstrom, produced by Michael Bennett Smith, »

- Alex Billington

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Recap This Year with Beutler Ink's Latest 'Here's to 2014' Graphic

17 December 2014 3:21 PM, PST

"Congratulations! We’ve made it through another spin around the sun." Indeed we have. Since we're at the end of the year, it's not uncommon to see endless tributes and retrospectives recapping the year. "Here's to 2014" is yet another, but it packs in more than just a few events. Made by the graphics company behind the 85 Best Picture Oscar Winners infographic we featured in February, called Beutler Ink, the graphic (seen below) includes references to nearly every major movie, pop culture moment, or news event, from Too Many Cooks to the death of Robin Williams, The Lego Movie, Interstellar and Ghostbusters, too. The only thing missing is some kind of reference to the Sony Hack, but The Interview guys may be in there. Take a look! From the poem on their website: "The Lego Movie made it hip to be square, and Matthew McConaughey was everywhere. We made some new friends and lost some old, »

- Alex Billington

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