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More 'Avengers 2' Footage on the Way, Fraser to Shoot 'Star Wars' Spin Off & More Small News Bits

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The trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron leaked online, spoiling Marvel's plan of premiering it during the Oct. 28 airing of "Agents of Shield", but a new plan has been announced: And because we believe that the best way to say thanks is to give you more, we're delivering new Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron action to your TV sets, two weeks in a row! Tune in to "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." this Tuesday, October 28 at 9:00 p.m. Et on ABC to see an exclusive piece from Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Then, on Tuesday, November 4 at 9:00 p.m. Et on ABC, tune into "Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop!" for another taste of Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron--and much more! In just 24 hours, the first Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer racked up an astonishing 34.3 million global views. If you missed the trailer watch it below. »

- Brad Brevet

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Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor Rumored for David Ayer's 'Suicide Squad'

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Jesse Eisenberg will become the latest actor to take on the villainous role of Lex Luthor in next summer's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and it would appear we can count on the character becoming a large part of the DC Comics cinematic multiverse as the character is now rumored to be taking part in David Ayer's Suicide Squad. Deadline reports Eisenberg is in discussions to reprise Luthor in the film, which will be the direct follow up to Batman v Superman, centering on an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences. It's already been reported the studio and Ayer are looking to Ryan Gosling, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie and Will Smith to star, though now it seems Gosling has been taken out of that mix. Ayer recently described the film saying, »

- Brad Brevet

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'Terrible Love' (2014) Movie Review

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Movies about soldiers coming home from war and trying to acclimate back into regular society can be very tricky. They are often too sentimental, too alienating, or too histrionic. It is difficult to make a situation like that exist outside of cliche and feel honest. Directors try so many different things to visualize Ptsd, from flashes of the soldier's moment of trauma to screaming fits to being unable to do a certain task. The big problem with this type of story right from the outset is that no matter what tricks a director employs, we will never know what it is like to go through something like that unless we actually do. Soldiers who suffer from Ptsd are changed people in every way, and we can only observe how the react. Terrible Love, the debut feature of director Christopher Thomas, tries to have a natural take on the situation, complete with totally improvised dialogue, »

- Mike Shutt

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Final Battle in 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' to Run 45 Minutes, Plus Final Poster

11 hours ago

Well, if you're going to go big, you better go really big! Or, at least that seems to be director Peter Jackson's thinking when it comes to the third and final installment in his Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies as he reveals the climactic battle promised in the title will run for 45 minutes in the new film. Now that's a lot of fighting. "There's a lot of logistics that have to be thought through," Jackson tells Entertainment Weekly. "We have dwarves and men and elves and orcs, all with different cultures, with different weapons, and different shields and patterns and tactics." The battle will take place at the foot of the Lonely Mountain and when it comes to the logistics Jackson mentioned he adds, "Before we could loose the first arrow, we had to design the landscape itself and figure out, 'Okay, if we have 10,000 orcs, »

- Brad Brevet

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Bigelow, Hardwicke and More Lead Search for Female 'Wonder Woman' Director

11 hours ago

"Hey! If we're going to have a female superhero movie it should be directed by a female!" Hilarious. And I'm not saying that because I don't think a female should be hired to direct Warner Bros. and DC Comics' planned Wonder Woman movie, but because it's not as if they are breaking any gender lines in doing so. Why isn't a female director also being sought to direct The Flash, Aquaman or Shazamc Oh... I see... Either way, it is what it is and I guess women will just have to be satisfied for the bone they're thrown for the time being as The Hollywood Reporter brings word WB is searching for a female director to direct the Gal Gadot-led Wonder Woman feature targeting a June 23, 2017 release following Gadot's appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016. While sites have already started putting together their wishlists, Forbes »

- Brad Brevet

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Your Box Office Predictions: 'Ouija' Takes $911k Thursday Night, 'John Wick' Trails with $870k

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This will hardly be an exciting weekend at the box office, at least when it comes to the new releases unless the Keanu Reeves-led John Wick can somehow find a way to top PG-13 horror newcomer Ouija, but that is a highly unlikely scenario. Thursday night screenings kicked things off with Ouija snagging $911,000 from 2,061 theaters. Laremy and reader predictions expect the film to climb just above $22 million for the weekend and that could very well be the case, though a $20 million ceiling wouldn't surprise me. As for John Wick, the highly entertaining R-rated actioner brought in $870,000 last night from 2,000 theaters. The pic is apparently pegged for only $8 million this weekend (via Variety), which would mean Laremy's prediction and the reader average hovering around $13.9-13.9 million is going to be quite high. We'll see, though I would love to see this thing take off. I've included Laremy's predictions and the »

- Brad Brevet

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Podcast: Reviewing 'Birdman' and 'John Wick', Talking 'The Hobbit's Big Budget and More

13 hours ago

Four reviews for you today including Birdman, John Wick, Citizenfour and Force Majeure while we also dig into that $745 million reported budget for The Hobbit trilogy and discuss the budgets for filmed trilogies over time. We've got a few questions to get to, random asides, a large batch of games and we hope you enjoy! If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. An alternative to that option is a new way of leaving us »

- Brad Brevet

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'The Last 5 Years' (2014) Movie Review

13 hours ago

At the beginning of every year, people make their lists of their most anticipated films of the coming twelve months. This January, films like Interstellar, Inherent Vice, Boyhood, and, for some, Captain America: The Winter Soldier topped lists all around the Internet. What about mec Well, I am a musical guy. So, clearly, Into the Woods would be my number one... Rightc That is not the case. My highest anticipation was for something much smaller. Don't think Broadway. Think off-Broadway. My most anticipated film of the year was Richard Lagravenese's adaptation of The Last 5 Years. When I would tell people that, usually the first question I heard was, "What is thatc" Well, person who just asked me that, it is a show that helped solidify my love for the musical form. It is a brutally honest, passionate, smart, and sometimes funny look at a five year relationship, built »

- Mike Shutt

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'Listen Up Philip' (2014) Movie Review

23 October 2014 3:37 PM, PDT

About to publish his second novel and at the current peak of his career, Philip Lewis Friedman (Jason Schwartzman) is burning bridges with just about everyone in his life: his ex, his college roommate, his publisher, his colleagues, his girlfriend, no one is safe. He has become resentful toward those around him because he thinks they're beneath him. He is selfish and unsentimental, and when people call him on it, he wonders if that's a bad thing. Everything in the world revolves around Philip, at least in his mind. Given the film's first scene, which sees Philip meeting his ex-girlfriend for lunch so he can brag about his recent success, it seems he has always been this way, incapable of understanding how repugnant he is, how his blatant narcissism and intense disinterest in others make him a true asshole. Weeks before the release of his book, Philip decides not to »

- Jordan Benesh

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'Force Majeure' (2014) Movie Review

23 October 2014 12:04 PM, PDT

I can only hope to do writer/director Ruben Ostlund's Force Majeure justice within the confines of a review. It's being marketed as "wickedly funny" and classified a "pscyhodrama" and when placed under a microscope requiring definition I guess that works. As for the title, it alludes to the guiding force of the film's narrative. In this case beginning with a circumstance that befalls a Swedish family during their ski vacation in the French Alps, a situation that puts into question gender roles and puts a wealth of strain on the marriage of Tomas and his wife Ebba. To say it's "wickedly funny" is not to necessarily suggest you'll laugh out loud, but comes as a result of Ostlund's dark sense of humor, his ability to laugh at human folly while also recognizing the uncomfortable darkness of the situation. Tomas (Johannes Kuhnke) and Ebba (Lisa Loven Kongsli) have brought their two children, »

- Brad Brevet

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Watch: New 'Into the Woods' Featurette Actually Has a Little Singing, Plus New Pictures

23 October 2014 10:39 AM, PDT

Yesterday, we got our first look at Johnny Depp in Into the Woods on four covers from Entertainment Weekly. Along with the covers, EW released some production photos from the film too. However, the bigger release is that of a new featurette about the film, which actually features a tiny bit of singing. The first trailer really kept that a secret by having no singing in it whatsoever. It always bothers me when studios are afraid of saying, "Yes, our film is a musical." I know there is an anti-musical bias out there, but duping people into seeing your musical will only make them angrier. Of course, we still do not get a lot of singing in the new video. We hear very brief snippets of the opening prologue, as well as Meryl Streep with a few lines from "Stay with Me". At least they are getting the word out there. »

- Mike Shutt

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Keira Knightley to Make Broadway Debut in 'Therese Raquin'

23 October 2014 9:50 AM, PDT

Keira Knightley is no stranger to period dramas, appearing in Pride and Prejudice, Anna Karenina, The Duchess, and many more. Even the film she is Oscar campaigning for now, The Imitation Game, is a period drama. Well, she has just signed on for another. This time, it is an adaptation of ?mile Zola's Therese Raquin. The catch is this adaptation is not on film. No, Knightley will be making her Broadway debut in a new stage version by British playwright Helen Edmundson. I am an unapologetic Keira Knightley fan. I think she has delivered some very impressive performances, particularly in Never Let Me Go and A Dangerous Method, and am curious to see how she fares as a stage actor. She has done a couple of productions in the West End, but with living in America and travel being expensive, I have not gotten to see them. She does have a very expressive, »

- Mike Shutt

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Watch: First 'Insidious: Chapter 3' Trailer

23 October 2014 9:24 AM, PDT

Come May 29, 2015 we'll have a new trilogy to add to the list, though the Insidious trilogy certainly won't be one of the most expensive as this is yet another horror trilogy made for peanuts and what we have here is the first trailer for Insidious: Chapter 3, a prequel story, predating the haunting of the Lambert family in the earlier movies. The story reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity. Screenwriter and franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell is stepping behind the camera for the first time with this chapter with Dermot Mulroney playing father to Scott's character. Check out the first Insidious 3 trailer below. sb id="1082749" height="360" width="640" »

- Brad Brevet

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Charlie Kaufman to Write 'I.Q. 83' for Steve Carell

23 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT

Producer Andrew Lazar has been looking to adapt I.Q. 83 by Arthur Herzog for around twenty years, with no screenwriter able to crack the science-fiction novel. Well, Dreamworks may have found their answer in the mad genius Charlie Kaufman. The Adaptation. and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind screenwriter has been hired to do a page one rewrite on the project, which is set to star Steve Carell. Carell will play Dr. James Healey, who led a group of scientists in DNA experiments and released an airborne virus. The people afflicted by the virus gradually lose I.Q. points, becoming lower and lower forms of themselves. Dr. Healey and the scientists must rush to find a cure, even though they too are being affected by the virus. In a world where we already have the film Idiocracy, this might seem like familiar territory, even though the novel has been around since 1978. However, »

- Mike Shutt

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Box Office Predictions: 'Ouija' and 'John Wick' Battle for Your Soul

23 October 2014 8:30 AM, PDT

Ouija is your clear winner this weekend, by which I mean there's not all that much competition. This, believe it or not, is a Hasbro production, following the proud history of Transformers, G.I. Joe and Battleship. Trivia: When was the last horror film to win an October weekendc That would be Paranormal Activity 4 in 2012 with $29 million. This will be less than that, at $22.1 million, but that will still be enough to take the weekend with ease. I haven't seen a production budget yet, but something tell me it will be around the cost of a few board games, but not much more. Same with the Rt score, it's not in yet, but expect it to be limbo low. John Wick won't do The Equalizer numbers, not even close, which I guess is the difference between Denzel Washington and Keanu Reeves at the box office. Or perhaps September vs. Octoberc Regardless, »

- Laremy Legel

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'Boyhood' Leads 2014 Gotham Award Nominations

23 October 2014 8:28 AM, PDT

It's no real surprise to see Boyhood topping the this morning's Gotham Independent Film Awards nominations with four. The film is likely to lead the Spirit Award nominations as well. It will be the year's most highly touted independent feature, make several top ten lists and probably earn plenty of Oscar nominations if not a few wins. It's also no surprise to see Birdman get a couple noms. In fact, the only nomination I find particularly interesting here is the nomination for Oscar Isaac for his role in J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year. Primarily because critics have yet to see it and because the nomination committee clearly enjoyed Nightcrawler, but saw fit to nominate Isaac for A Most Violent Year, but not Jake Gyllenhaal for Nightcrawler. It's also a little disappointing to see Tom Hardy might end up being ignored even for independent awards for his performance in Locke, »

- Brad Brevet

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Watch: First Official 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Trailer & Poster

22 October 2014 7:40 PM, PDT

Marvel and Disney have officially released the first Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer as a result of the trailer leak earlier this evening. The trailer was supposed to premiere during Marvel's "Agents of Shield" on Tuesday, October 28, but it has found its way online early as is pretty much always the situation. As for the source behind the leak, Marvel blames Hydra. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlet Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron (James Spader). Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters stateside on May 1, 2015, watch the trailer below. sb id="1080721" height="267" width="640" Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, »

- Brad Brevet

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Watch: First Official 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Trailer Arrives Online

22 October 2014 7:10 PM, PDT

Marvel and Disney have officially released the first Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer as a result of the trailer leak earlier this evening. The trailer was supposed to premiere during Marvel's "Agents of Shield" on Tuesday, October 28, but it has found its way online early as is pretty much always the situation. Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters stateside on May 1, 2015, watch the trailer below. sb id="1080721" height="267" width="640" Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, »

- Brad Brevet

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What are the Most Expensive Movie Trilogies of All Timec

22 October 2014 12:37 PM, PDT

One of the most talked about pieces of news today surrounds the report that Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy, which will come to a so-called "definitive" end on December 17 with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has already run up a $745 million price tag when you take into account the production budget on all three movies. Make no mistake, that's a lot of money, and it really calls into question the so-called $281 million budget for the first three Lord of the Rings movies, but that's what's been reported, though I have seen it as high as $310 million. Taking all this into account I decided to start doing a little research so I hit up Box Office Mojo (and Wikipedia when necessary) in an attempt to find out just what exactly are the most expensive movie trilogies of all-time and I have a list of 50 of them directly below. »

- Brad Brevet

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What are the Most Expensive Trilogies of All Timec

22 October 2014 12:37 PM, PDT

One of the most talked about pieces of news today surrounds the report that Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy, which will come to a so-called "definitive" end on December 17 with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has already run up a $745 million price tag when you take into account the production budget on all three movies. Make no mistake, that's a lot of money, and it really calls into question the so-called $281 million budget for the first three Lord of the Rings movies, but that's what's been reported, though I have seen it as high as $310 million. Taking all this into account I decided to start doing a little research so I hit up Box Office Mojo (and Wikipedia when necessary) in an attempt to find out just what exactly are the most expensive movie trilogies of all-time and I have a list of 50 of them directly below. »

- Brad Brevet

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