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MPAA Ratings for 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay', 'Into the Woods', 'Blackhat' and More

16 September 2014 3:28 PM, PDT

I'll be more curious to see the MPAA rating for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 once things in that story get really bloody, but today we have the PG-13 rating for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and it doesn't seem all that our of the ordinary, "intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images and thematic material". Today's bulletin also gives us a PG-rating for Rob Marshall's Into the Woods while Addicted, Dear White People and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby all score an "R" rating. Also getting an "R" rating is what may be the first MPAA rating for a 2015 release, unless I'm forgetting something as Michael Mann's cyber thriller Blackhat, starring Chris Hemsworth gets a rather soft R-rating. Check out the complete bulletin below. Addicted Rated R For strong sexual content, nudity, language and brief drug use. Release Date: October 10, 2014 Blackhat Rated »

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'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Plot Details Don't Give Away Much

16 September 2014 12:03 PM, PDT

Marvel and Disney have made available the official synopsis for Avengers: Age of Ultron and it doesn't give much away to someone like me that doesn't know anything about the comics, but I have to assume comic book readers can see between the lines. As much as I'm not all that interested in another film in which "the fate of the planet hangs in the balance", I have high hopes for this one. I think Joss Whedon is working with the best this "cinematic universe" has to offer, which is he gets to play with all the characters, which cleans up the issue of "Where is so-and-soc" right off the bat, though with the addition of so many new characters it will be interesting to see how he balances their screen time and how well we'll get to know them all. Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic »

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New 'Vacation' Movie Adds Leslie Mann, Heads to Walley World Roots

16 September 2014 11:37 AM, PDT

It was announced today that production on Vacation, which will see the return of the Griswold family following several National Lampoon's films featuring Chevy Chase as Griswold family patriarch, is now underway in Georgia. A press release sent out by New Line tells us the film will feature Ed Helms as a grown-up Rusty Griswold who surprises his wife, Debbie (Christina Applegate), and their two sons (Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins) with a cross-country trip back to America's "favorite family fun park," Walley World. As I'm sure fans of the original films remember, this is where the Vacation films kicked off back in 1983. The release announced both Chase and Beverly D'Angelo will reprise their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold. Also joining the cast are Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Age of Ultron) playing Stone Crandall, an up-and-coming anchorman and Rusty's irritatingly successful brother-in-law and Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses), who plays a river rafting guide. »

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Updated 2015 Oscar Predictions: Best Director

16 September 2014 11:00 AM, PDT

Updating the Best Director category isn't as easy as it was last week when I took a look at the acting and Best Picture categories. On the heels of the Venice, Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals there were a few films and performances that clearly rose in significance, but when it comes to direction I tend to feel we're looking at something a little different. It seems like a chance for the Academy to award a director whose film may have been a little more challenging, a little less The Theory of Everything and The Imitation Game, while, at the same time, we also have some strong female directors in the field this year, which could also spice up the race as gender politics continue to heat up in the industry. When it comes to my top five in the category, the names remain the same while some of the positions have changed. »

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Vogt-Roberts and Tom Hiddleston Board 'Skull Island' for Legendary

16 September 2014 9:42 AM, PDT

In recent memory we had Marc Webb go from (500) Days of Summer to The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, Colin Trevorrow went from Safety Not Guaranteed and now Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) is heading to Skull Island for Legendary and Universal with Tom Hiddleston in talks to star. It seems studios simply love those indie directors for their big tentpole features. Following the announcement during this year's Comic Con, Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) was said to be wanted for the King Kong prequel which is said to be based on the cinematic origins of King Kong with an original draft of the script by Max Borenstein (Godzilla). Now Vogt-Roberts is confirmed for the helmer's chair and will bring us Skull Island a film said to be staying on and exploring the mysterious and dangerous place with Universal distributing the film on November 4, 2016. https://twitter.com/VogtRoberts/status/511913785389350912 »

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Nsfw Preview of Robert Rodriguez's Upcoming Interview with Quentin Tarantino

16 September 2014 9:32 AM, PDT

Robert Rodriguez will sit down with Quentin Tarantino this Wednesday, September 17 on the El Rey network for the second of a two part interview for his "The Director's Chair" series and a red band, not safe for work preview has just premiered along with a couple of clips from the episode. I haven't seen the first part of the interview, which aired back in August, but it will air once again this Wednesday at 8 Pm, just ahead of part two, airing at 9Pm on the El Rey network. Check out the clips below where Rodriguez talks about working on the score for Kill Bill: Vol. 2 for one dollar and Tarantino says no one reads his words like Samuel L. Jackson. I think I'll have to set the DVR for this. yt id="VQcsxGbkrOg" width="500" yt id="VLJjDa0DI7k" width="500" yt id="OT3ttWNB8GM" width="500" »

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Meryl Streep Peeks Out in First 'Into the Woods' Poster

16 September 2014 9:14 AM, PDT

Disney has premiered the first poster for Rob Marshall's new musical, Into the Woods, based on the Tony-winning original musical by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim. Featuring a massive ensemble cast, Into the Woods surrounds a baker and his wife's quest to break a witch's curse in order to start a family. Along the way, they encounter several well-known fairy tale characters, and together they learn what happens after "happily ever after". The film stars Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Chris Pine, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emily Blunt, Tracey Ullman, Anna Kendrick and Billy Magnussen. This is one film that very well could have a big effect on the Oscar race once it arrives on December 25, though Marshall hasn't exactly had the best track record since Chicago as Memoirs of a Geisha and Nine fell rather flat and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was... well... you know. Let me know, »

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Gilliam's 'Time Bandits' and Haynes 'Safe' Lead December 2014 Criterion Releases

16 September 2014 9:06 AM, PDT

Criterion has announced their new list of releases coming to shelves December 2014 and it's definitely not the flashiest of line-ups and, in fact, a rather limited one as it contains only three new Criterion titles along with one new edition to their Eclipse brand. First off we have Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits arriving on December 9. Previously released by Criterion on Laserdisc, the film now makes the jump to DVD and Blu-ray with a new 2K digital restoration and a new piece exploring the creation of the film's various historical periods and fantasy worlds along with previously released features such as an audio commentary and interviews. In this fantastic voyage through time and space from Terry Gilliam, a boy named Kevin (Craig Warnock) escapes his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarves. Armed with a map stolen from the Supreme Being (Ralph Richardson), they plunder treasure from Napoleon »

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'Godzilla', 'Fault in Our Stars', 'Hannibal', 'Eraserhead' and More On DVD & Blu-ray This Week

16 September 2014 8:32 AM, PDT

Godzilla It almost seems deflating when you can think back to not so long ago and how much I was looking forward to seeing Godzilla and it didn't turn out to be a film that blew me away, but I enjoyed the theatrical experience. Now, only a few months later, here it is on DVD and Blu-ray and what is really the point in buying itc We just saw it and now we want to watch it again on a screen much, much smaller than the film should really be viewed on so soonc If anything, Godzilla was one of those films that worked well in theaters because of the sheer size of the screen, I wouldn't expect anyone that sees it now on their television for the first time to enjoy it nearly as much.

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Learn Cana-dos and Cana-don'ts in New Clip from Kevin Smith's 'Tusk'

16 September 2014 8:09 AM, PDT

I'll be interested to see what audiences think of Kevin Smith's Tusk once it hits theaters this weekend, September 19. As I wrote in my review, I respect the film and the fact Smith is making the movies he wants to make rather than studio garbage, but I wasn't a very big fan of the film overall, finding it rather dumb whereas it could have been a legitimately unsettling horror. Today A24 has released a new clip from the movie, featuring one scene in which Wallace (Justin Long) has a run-in with an odd immigration official on his way up north to Canada where he eventually finds himself held captive by a crazy man in the woods with strange intentions. You can read my review of the film right here and check out the clip below. Let me know if you find this particularly funny, because this was just one »

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New Poster for Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

16 September 2014 7:58 AM, PDT

One of the most highly anticipated films of the year is just around the corner as we get a new poster for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar to remind us of the film's November 7 release date. The film chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. The cast is massive including the likes of Matthew McConaughey (who covers this new poster), Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Bill Irwin, Casey Affleck, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Topher Grace, Wes Bentley, David Oyelowo and Matt Damon. Check out the poster below. Empire »

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Greengrass and Damon Returning for New 'Bourne' Film

16 September 2014 7:49 AM, PDT

Apparently Universal is putting the planned sequel to The Bourne Legacy, which saw Jeremy Renner step in for Matt Damon in an attempt to keep the franchise alive, on the backburner as the studio has begun negotiations with Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum) and Matt Damon to return for what would be Damon's fourth film in the franchise and Greengrass' third. The report comes from Deadline, which says Universal intends to make the reteam the next Bourne, stepping in front of the spinoff sequel, which was previously assumed to be occupying a July 16, 2016 release date. It sounds as if that date will now go to this Greengrass and Damon sequel while a new Renner film, with Justin Lin directing, is still assumed to be in the works. There's no word on how the story will play out, but I would expect there to be some sort of »

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Box Office Actuals for 'No Good Deed', 'Dolphin Tale 2' and 'The Drop'

15 September 2014 4:09 PM, PDT

There is nothing more to say today than there was yesterday as the box office actuals for this past weekend aren't too far off estimates. No Good Deed is still the #1 movie at the box office with $24.25 million while Dolphin Tale 2 remains in second at $15.8 million, $700,000 below estimates, which should cause for an interesting shift in the box office reader predictions. Also opening this weekend, though on a limited basis was The Drop, which finished with $4.1 million from 809 theaters for a $5,074 per theater average. It will be interesting to see how that one does from one week to the next. It received a "B+" CinemaScore and I quite liked it so it has my full support. Finally, yes, Guardians of the Galaxy is now the only 2014 release to cross the $300 million mark domestically. I expect The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies »

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'I Saw the Devil' & 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' Remakes Find Directors

15 September 2014 3:57 PM, PDT

The prospect of a remake of I Saw the Devil with Adam Wingard (The Guest, You're Next) at the helm is far more compelling than the idea of Oculus helmer Mike Flanagan taking on a remake of I Know What You Did Last Summer. Not because Flanagan is a bad filmmaker or anything like that, but merely because who cares about a new I Know What You Did... moviec Scream 4 was a bust in 2011 and I Know What You Did... was riding on the original Scream's coattails, so who thinks a new one is a smart business decisionc Now, the idea of Wingard taking on Kim Jee-woon's I Saw the Devil with The Guest screenwriter Simon Barrett is a different story. The Guest begins hitting theaters this week and even with You're Next, Wingard has shown a knack for mixing small doses of dark humor within his terrifying tales, »

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George Clooney to Receive 2015 Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes

15 September 2014 3:26 PM, PDT

It was announced today the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) will award George Clooney with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards. Theo Kingma, President of the HFPA, saying, "The HFPA is honored to bestow the Cecil B. DeMille Award to George Clooney to celebrate his outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera." The last five honorees included Woody Allen, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese. The 2015 Golden Globes will air live on January 11, 2015 at 5Pm Pst. »

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Oh Yeah, There's One More 'Hobbit' Movie Coming

15 September 2014 12:26 PM, PDT

Warner Bros. and MGM have released the above new banner for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (12/17) and you can give it a click for the super-sized version as it serves as a reminder there is still one more Hobbit movie left to be seen. Perhaps the most interesting thing about there being yet another several hours spent in Middle Earth is to wonder what Peter Jackson will do once he is finally done with all things Hobbit. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices »

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First Look at Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in 'By the Sea'

15 September 2014 12:17 PM, PDT

We learned back in July, Angelina Jolie's next project following this December's Unbroken would be a smaller film in which she would star opposite hubby Brad Pitt and now Entertainment Weekly brings us the above first picture from By the Sea as well as this more detailed synopsis and word Niels Arestrup (A Prophet) and Richard Bohringer co-star: Set in France during the mid-1970s, Jolie plays Vanessa, a former dancer, and Pitt is her husband Roland, an American writer. As they travel the country together, they seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/cafe-keeper (Arestrup, pictured below) and hotel owner (Bohringer). EW doesn't know for sure, but suggests the film may have taken inspiration from the Emily Dickinson poem of the same name. Jolie, »

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New Clip and Poster for 'Dracula Untold'

15 September 2014 12:05 PM, PDT

With a PG-13 rating, I can't lie and say I'm expecting anything from Dracula Untold, Universal's clear attempt at starting a generic franchise based on Bram Stoker's Dracula, focusing on a young Vlad the Impaler (Luke Evans) who, when the lives of his wife and child are put in danger by a bloodthirsty sultan, risks his soul to save them, and in the process becomes the first vampire. The pic is slated for an October 10 release and the first clip and a new poster have just come online and it's clearly going for that glossy, modern CGI look all of these disposable, would-be franchise starters aim for, and I'm sure there will be some big battle in the end, a conflict of character, and a whole plotline with Vlad struggling with his now immortal soul and what it means for his family. »

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'Tusk' (2014) Movie Review

15 September 2014 10:15 AM, PDT

Like it or not, Kevin Smith has carved out his own niche in the world of cinema and I respect his decision to utilize his dedicated fanbase to make the movies he wants to make, rather than churning out studio garbage such as his 2010 feature, Cop Out. Tusk is his second venture into this latest stage in his career and, having not yet seen Red State, my first experience with something of a "new" Smith, a filmmaker that hasn't abandoned his comedic origins, but instead twisted his brand of comedy into the horror genre. The result is a movie that I didn't particularly enjoy or find funny, but still have to give credit where due, as I'd rather see more filmmakers making what they want to make and telling the stories they want to tell, instead of whatever second rate studio script lands on their desk. Tusk centers on Wallace »

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Watch: New Trailer for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1'

15 September 2014 9:15 AM, PDT

Lionsgate has premiered the brand new trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, the first in the two-part Hunger Games finale, hitting theaters on November 21. Following the events of Catching Fire, we rejoin the fight as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has now survived the Hunger Games twice and finds herself in the once-thought destroyed District 13. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. Watch the trailer below. sb id="989637" height="360" width="640" »

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