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FX Picks Up Comedy ‘Louie’ For A Fifth Season

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You’ll all be happy to hear that incredibly successful comedy ‘Louie’ has been picked up by FX for a fifth season. The Emmy-nominated show is about stand-up comedian Louis C.K, and each episode examines his insane life in stand-up, combined with how he tackles parenthood as a single dad.

John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks & FX Productions said:

Louie’s fourth season was once again groundbreaking. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking – always thought provoking. The show went to narrative and cinematic places no comedy has gone before and we look forward to seeing what Louis comes up with next.

Source: ComingSoon »

- Ellen Daniels

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Caine To Battle Crones With Diesel In ‘The Last Witch Hunter’

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Since making the wise and profitable move of returning to the Fast And Furious franchise, Vin Diesel has re-established a foothold on the box office following the disappointments of The Chronicles Of Riddick and, most notoriously, Babylon A.D. The third lower key Riddick instalment was played exactly right and with an upcoming voice role in Guardians Of The Galaxy Diesel is now in a position to branch out a bit. Could he fumble the ball again or might the dice tumble in his favour?

The Last Witch Hunter is a high profile project that could answer that question. Already featuring the pumped-up, Droopy-esque one and rising star Rose Leslie (Game Of Thrones, Utopia), the movie has added Michael Caine to the Satanic antics, or “Satantics” if you will. Details on Caine’s role are sketchy, but he will join Diesel’s immortal crone crusher in a fight to prevent the »

- Steve Palace

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Naomi Watts Wanted For ‘Demolition’ With Jake Gyllenhaal

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Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallée’s next project will be Demolition, a drama about a bereaved investment banker. The film has a strong male lead in Jake Gyllenhaal, whose mournful but attractive face will surely put asses on seats, but who to pick for the main female role? Luckily Vallée has a fine candidate in his sights, reportedly entering discussions with Naomi Watts for the part. If agreement is reached she’ll play a single mother who helps Gyllenhaal start a new chapter. The script is by Bryan Sipe and was acquired via the The Black List.

I don’t usually bang on about how great I think people are, but Watts is my favourite actress so I’m all for this. Anything that can steer her away from another Movie 43 or Diana is fine in my book. Intriguingly a certain John Malkovich has a producer credit, so »

- Steve Palace

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Roberto Orci Promises ‘Power Rangers’ Reboot Won’t Forget The Original Series

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When originally announced, the team behind the new Power Rangers movie stated that it would“re-envision the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” leaving many to believe it would be a stand-alone film with no relevance to the original series or film. Thankfully they have come to their senses and executive producer Roberto Orci has confirmed that it will not be a ‘leave it behind reboot’.

The producer has previously worked on both Transformers and Star Trek so it would seem he is the perfect pick to make Power Rangers a success. In preparation for the project he has spent a lot of time with the series creator Haim Saban and has assured that they are going to do the right thing by everybody.

One of the first things we did was learn and read… They have 600 pages of research that they have on their stuff. We read through the synopsis of »

- Kat Smith

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Sony Pictures Confirm Iconic Video Game Characters For Chris Columbus’ ‘Pixels’

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Taking on the Wreck-it Ralph route, Sony Pictures have confirmed that Pac-man, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, Space Invaders and Centipede have joined the cast of their upcoming action-comedy Pixels. Set to star Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Brian Cox, it’s directed by Chris Columbus and released in the UK on May 27th, 2015.

In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), now a home theatre installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Dinklage and Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet, with Monaghan playing the team’s unique weapons specialist.

The action-comedy sees the return of Chris Columbus »

- Dan Bullock

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Andy Serkis: Mo-Cap Master

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Andy Serkis has been acting for many years. He started in theatre starring in such shows as …. And … He then made the small step to British television where he went through the rites-of-passage-show that is The Bill. Then came the big leap into movies with his big break in Peter Jackson’s fantastic Lord Of The Rings series as Gollum. The role of Gollum would forever change Serkis’ life as he is now synonymous with motion capture performance.

His latest venture, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, sees him reprise his role as Caesar. Set ten years after Caesar liberated a diverse group of primates, the film sees apes and humans once again mix. With humans hostile towards apes, believing then responsible for a virus that wiped out most of the population, tensions obviously arise.

To celebrate the new release, and to honour Serkis’ work in the field of the future, »

- Kat Smith

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Teaser Poster Released For ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot’

10 hours ago

After last year’s Toy Story Of Terror comes Toy Story That Time Forgot, another outing for Disney Pixar’s most successful characters.

This new TV special will see Woody, Buzz and the gang come across a group (or herd?) of dinosaur toys, led by Reptillus Maximus (voiced by Kevin McKidd), who believe that they are real, much like Buzz did at the beginning of the first installment (1995). Tom Hanks, Joan Cusack, Tim Allen, Wallace Shawn, Don Rickles, Kristen Schaal and Timothy Dalton will all return as their respective characters, ensuring that the legend of Toy Story lives on!

The poster gives us a sneaky peek at Reptillus himself, all muscle and scales. But…who’s that on the right-hand side? It can’t be…what’s happened to Trixie?! Will Woody and Buzz be able to save her? We’ll have to wait and see.

For those attending the »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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Rapture Blu-ray Review

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Director: John Guillermin

Starring:  Melvyn DouglasPatricia GozziDean Stockwell, Peter Sallis, Leslie Sands, Ellen Pollock

Running time: 105 minutes

Certificate: 12

John Guillermin’s 1965 Rapture is a strange and mesmerising beast: part melodrama and part dark gothic fantasy. This French and American production explores a teenage girl’s coming of age and sexual awakening, all against the dramatic backdrop of the Brittany coastline. It’s a visually stunning production, filmed in black and white Cinemascope which does the landscape justice. Combined with Georges Delerue’s haunting score, Rapture immediately weaves a spell over the viewer, drawing you into its strangeness.

And this is definitely an odd film. Agnes (Patricia Gozzi) is a sort of girl-woman, kept isolated by her father in the middle of nowhere, frozen on the cusp of womanhood as she plays with her dolls. She exists in a kind of semi-fantasy world where she invests a scarecrow with sentience, »

- Claire Joanne Huxham

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The Goldfinch Book Review

11 hours ago

Terrorism, drug addiction, gambling and crime. Sounds exciting doesn’t it? Well, despite exploring all these thrilling topics and more, Donna Tartt’s latest Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Goldfinch doesn’t quite live up to the hype.

The author of the amazingly well received The Secret History (1992), a story about a college murder, certainly takes her time in writing each opus, clocking in at around ten years per book. Her sophomore novel, The Little Friend (2002) had a strong opening in its depiction of another murder—this time that of a young boy, however the rest of the novel which charted his sister’s attempts to solve the crime, floundered in places.

So everything was resting on The Goldfinch. Would it be a return to form? Or would it suggest that Tartt was yet another author suffering from the curse of the “too good first book”? Since she’s just »

- Claire Joanne Huxham

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New TV Spot ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’

12 hours ago

Comic-book movies have mostly focused on the superhero world as of late, but in the early 2000s Hollywood was taking bigger chances on darker and more independent comics such as Road To Perdition, Ghost World and arguably the biggest of the bunch, Frank Miller’s Sin City. As a twisted anthology of noir tales set in the fictional Basin City, it gave us a cruel and violent world which brought the comic to life via the use of excessive green screen, allowing director’s Miller and Robert Rodriguez to stunningly recreate the graphic novels.

This latest TV spot seems to try and convince us of a more heroic feel with the line “When outlaws become heroes.” The big stars of the original’s impressive cast return with  few changes, the late Michael Clarke Duncan and the pregnant Devon Aoki are absent while Michael Madsen and Clive Owen have been replaced »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Superb ‘Jurassic World’ Comic-Con Poster By Mark Englert Revealed

13 hours ago

Beyond the personal excitement for Jurassic World, today we’ve got the first look at artist Mark Englert’s poster that’s been exclusively produced for Sdcc 2014 and it’s another very special piece of art.

There’s no hiding that I’m a big fan of his work and the fact that he’s now taken on on the biggest upcoming relaunch…is mightily exciting. Jurassic Park is one of my all-time favourites and we know there’s a lot of love across the world out there, so when it was announced that Colin Trevorrow was bringing us some new dino’s, we definitely feel it’s in good hands.

If you’re lucky enough to be in and around Sdcc 2014, the keep an eye out for Universal who say they’ll be giving this away during the huge celebration of all things awesome. This poster shows us glimpses »

- Dan Bullock

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Colourful Comic-Con Posters Released For ‘The Expendables 3′

13 hours ago

With only a matter of weeks until the release of the third installment of The Expendables franchise it’s time to get excited! Today we can bring you a truck-load of new posters that have arrived from Comic-Con; to say they’re bright would be an understatement…

Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham return as Barney and Christmas, who just happen to run into Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), former co-founder of The Expendables. However, Stonebanks and Barney didn’t end their friendship on ‘good terms’, with the pair now looking to end each other through any possible means. The endless list of co-stars includes Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Wesley Snipes, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford, Antonio Banderas, Kellan Lutz, Victor Ortiz, Ronda Rousey, Kelsey Grammer and Glen Powell – now that’s one hell of a cast!

These Warhol-inspired posters may not give any insight whatsoever into the plot »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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Cast Announced For Porter Farrell’s ‘Windsor’

20 hours ago

We’re always interested in keeping an eye out for new talent and it seems that Porter Farrell is the next man on the scene with his full writing and directorial debut in the shape of Windsor.

The focused around a teen who is fighting for her small town, struggling to hold her shattered family together, and all along standing up to a corporate giant – She’s got a lot to take on!

Today the cast has been confirmed with Nick Krause (The Descendants, Parenthood), SAG nominee Stelio Savante (Eisenstein In Guanajuato), and Quinn Shepard (Hostages) have joined Emmy nominee Barry Corbin (Anger Management, No Country For Old Men) and Marc Derwin (The Secret Life Of The American Teenager). Principle photography has been confirmed to start late July in Gainesville, Texas.

Written and directed by Porter Farrell, Windsor is a Turnpike Pictures and WeatherVane Production. It’s Produced by Suzanne Weinert and Adam Dietrich, »

- Dan Bullock

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First ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Tantalizing Teaser Trailer

21 July 2014 2:30 PM, PDT

So folks, the first Fifty Shades Of Grey trailer comes into existence this Thursday but before we all experience another level of excitement, we’ve got a teaser to tantalize the trailer! For this one, you’re not getting much to look at bar some waiting around, the opening of a locked door and an under-table leg touch – so basically early Mad Men and pretty obvious visual metaphors.

E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey is often described as an erotic romance novel but more people have pointed out that beyond the sensual nature of things, the writing was pretty darn average. The story follows sexually inexperienced college graduate Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) as she embarks on a journey with older man and Billionaire Christian Grey (The Fall’s Jamie Dornan).

Delightfully, this opens on Valentine’s Day in 2015, so you can enjoy yourselves whatever your plans – Here’s your teaser:

Heck, »

- Dan Bullock

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Watch: Teaser Trailer For ‘The Imitation Game’ Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

21 July 2014 1:44 PM, PDT

Looks like Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is doing his detective work again, as the teaser trailer for The Imitation Game is released.

Cumberbatch plays celebrated WWII code breaker Alan Turing who was credited at breaking the German Enigma code and influenced modern-day computing. Working with his brilliant team in a top secret location, the film depicts how they saved thousands of people’s lives, which has been said to have played some significance in shortening the war.

The Imitation Game also stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance and Allen Leech, check out the teaser:

It initially showcases at the London Film Festival on 8th October, and then it’s released in UK cinemas nationwide from 14th November.

Source: StudioCanalUK »

- Louise Tooth

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J.J. Abrams Delivers Message From X-Wing In ‘Star Wars Episode VII’

21 July 2014 9:15 AM, PDT

Writer/director J.J. Abrams has been showing off some more of his toys in the latest video instalment of the Star Wars: Force For Change charity campaign drive in support of Unicef. Having shown us a Tatooine-based character, we now get to gawp at one of the franchise’s definitive space vehicles – The X-Wing.

Check out a decidedly George Costanza-esque Abrams making an announcement from the landing gear…

While it’s hardly a surprise that this and the Millennium Falcon will feature, it’s still a giddy thrill to see the presence of such iconic imagery. The helmer has also offered a second top prize – an advance screening for you and 20 friends a week before the release. And not only that but the show will come to you! With the original top prize of being invited onto the set to make your very own cameo, this doesn’t »

- Steve Palace

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Hank Azaria’s Voice To Watch Over ‘Bordertown’

21 July 2014 8:34 AM, PDT

His face is familiar enough, but it’s Hank Azaria’s voice that has become recognizable around the world. He has rattled his tonsils as everyone from Moe Szyslak to Professor Frink in The Simpsons and is now taking the main role in another animated series from the writer of Family Guy. Bordertown is a potentially explosive look at the life of Bud Buckwald, an individual on the less correct side of the tracks who just so happens to work for Border Patrol.

Following Will Ferrell’s toe-dipping into similar waters, it seems lifting the lid on who gets in is the big topic for American satirists at the moment. Azaria will be supported by Alex Borstein (aka Lois Griffin) in a dual assignment as his wife and daughter, with Missi Pyle (Gone Girl) and Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) playing the rest of the Buckwald brood.

Created by Mark Hentemann, the »

- Steve Palace

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Jack Might Be Back For More ’24′

21 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT

Having returned in the form of new shorter format, 24: Live Another Day reignited the fans love for the world of Kiefer Sutherland’s put upon ex-government agent. We at Thn thought it did a great job of continuing the franchise and created our very own ‘Bauer Blog’ for viewers to read alongside the episodes. It even won round old cast members as we found out when we spoke to Glenn Morshower.

Whilst speaking at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, Fox CEO Peter Rice has teased that there could very well be more bad days for Jack Bauer on the horizon.

“I loved this year’s season of 24. I’ve always been a fan. We haven’t had a specific conversation about it coming back yet, but I’m sure we will in the future. It’s a wonderful franchise. When you look at the show itself, it »

- Kat Smith

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Mark Romanek To Direct ‘The Shining’ Prequel

21 July 2014 6:19 AM, PDT

It’s come to light that Mark Romanek is the top man on the list, and currently in negotiations, to direct The Overlook Hotel, the prequel to Stephen King’s The Shining.

Taken from an original story by Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead showrunner), it’s based around the original prologue to that book that was cut from publication in 1977. The story is told by the first owner, Bob T. Watson, who was a robber baron (businessmen who used exploitative practices to make money) in the early 20th century. The story goes that he climbed the Colorado Rockies and wanted to build the biggest, most impressive resort hotel in America.

Despite Romanek having mostly worked around impressive music videos, he’s also directed the brilliant creepy and uncomfortably realistic One Hour Photo starring Robin Williams in 2002, plus the deeply atmospheric Never Let Me Go (2010) that starred Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield. »

- Dan Bullock

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We Are The Best! DVD Review

21 July 2014 5:00 AM, PDT

Director: Lukas Moodysson

Starring: Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne

Running Time: 102 minutes

Certificate: 15

Ever experienced that moment when you’ve seen something so epic, you feel like you want to do the same so you can be just as epic? Well try watching We Are The Best! You just might be grabbing a guitar in no time.

The film, based on the graphic novel Never Goodnight by Coco Moodysson, follows three pre-teenage girls named Bobo, Klara and Hedvig who are considered outsiders in the 1980s Stockholm. The trio decide to form a punk band, but everybody else has considered punk dead. The film is directed and adapted by Lukas Moodysson, Coco’s husband.

Moodysson’s sticks with what he knows best in We Are The Best! He has brought us such films as Show Me Love, Mammoth and Lilya 4-ever, he has an eye for a strong female lead »

- Lucy Cave

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