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’12 Strong’ Trailer: Chris Hemsworth Takes On The Taliban

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He’s currently getting rave reviews for his latest superhero movie Thor: Ragnarok, which opens in UK cinemas next week, but here’s a look at his next film, a true story about of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11, who, under the leadership of a new captain, must work with an Afghani warlord to take down the Taliban. Check out the 12 Strong trailer below.

12 Strong trailer. The true story hits cinemas in 2018

Chris Hemsworth and Oscar nominee, Michael Shannon, star in 12 Strong, a powerful new war drama from Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media and Jerry Bruckheimer Films.

Set in the harrowing days following 9/11, a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. There, in the rugged mountains, they must convince Northern Alliance General »

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Andy Serkis’ ‘Jungle Book’ May Be Titled ‘Mowgli: Tales From The Jungle Book’

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It’s been in production for a little while now, but Andy Serkis‘ highly anticipated “Jungle Book’ movie has begun testing under the title Mowgli: Tales from the Jungle Book. The British filmmaker, whose directorial debut Breathe hits cinemas in the UK next week, has been out Stateside on the promotional trail where he spoke about his big-budget take on Rudyard Kipling’s iconic tome. More on the Andy Serkis Jungle Book movie below.

Andy Serkis Jungle Book movie gets a new title

Speaking to Variety, Serkis said:

“[That title is] not 100%, but it’s more than likely heading in that direction,” Serkis told the trade. “Because it’s much more about that character. It’s a Mowgli-centric story. It’s about identity. The film really examines, in a tone that’s much closer to Rudyard Kipling’s book, what it is to be other.”

Related: Breathe review [BFI London Film Festival 2017]

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There’s A Rowdy Roddy Piper Documentary Out There, & Here’s The Trailer

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One of the WWE’s all-time greats was Rowdy Roddy Piper, a man referred to as the equally legendary Ric Flair as “the most gifted entertainer in the history of professional wrestling”. Piper, who had screen credits like They Live and Hell Comes To Frogtown, paved the way for future greats to make the transition from the squared circle to the movie screen, and now, Piper has returned one last time in a new documentary called Roddy Piper: In His Own Words. You can watch the trailer for the new Rowdy Roddy Piper documentary in the player below.

Rowdy Roddy Piper documentary trailer released

Piper started his professional wrestling career in the 1970s, starting off for Mike and Gene LeBell’s Nwa Hollywood Wrestling. He wrestled three matches with the WWF under Vince McMahon, Sr. in 1979 at Madison Square Garden, but appeared properly for the world’s biggest pro-wrestling »

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Exclusive Interview: Jim Sturgess On This Weekend’s Big Release ‘Geostorm’

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Jim Sturgess interview: The British actor talks up his role in this weekend’s Geostorm

The Hollywood News talks to one of the stars of new action-adventure film Geostorm. You can check out our exclusive Jim Sturgess interview below.

In cinemas this weekend is Independence Day and Stargate producer Dean Devlin‘s massive disaster epic Geostorm, a frenetic action-adventure movie set in a world where we are able to control the weather. This is all down to Gerard Butler’s Jake Lawson, who has invented a device called the ‘Dutchboy’, a network of satellites that can control the climate all around the world.

Jim Sturgess in Geostorm

Jake, ousted by his own company shortly after ‘Dutchboy’ went live, is called upon by his brother, Max (Jim Sturgess), who is now a top-notch suit at the White House after the device starts to fail. Jake must travel into orbit to the »

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‘Jungle’ Review: Dir. Greg McLean (2017)

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Jungle review: Daniel Radcliffe continues his quest to distance himself from his previous wizarding worlds with this engaging survival tale, based on a true story.

Jungle review by Steve Palace

Jungle review

In the early Eighties, aspiring Israeli adventurer Yossi Ghinsberg was travelling in Bolivia, having a typical travelogue-type experience and hanging out with some newfound friends: rugged man’s man Kevin and soulful intellectual Marcus. However when Yossi met the mysterious Karl, who offered him the journey of a lifetime into the rainforest in search of a “hidden world”, the young backpacker jumped at the chance.

With his two pals joining the trek, they entered unknown territory. But with an odd and slightly sinister character for a guide, fraying tensions between the men and the savagery of the jungle stalking their every step, was this going to be an odyssey or a horror fest?

Turns out it’s a bit of both. »

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Teaser Trailer For Tiff Fave ‘I, Tonya’ Is Released Online

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It debuted to good reviews at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, and now the first teaser trailer has graced the web. I, Tonya stars Margot Robbie in a true story about competitive ice skater Tonya Harding, who rises among the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

Bobby Cananvale is also amongst the cast, alongside the likes of Sebastian Stan and Allison Janney.

Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, Tonya is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Featuring an »

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‘Thor Ragnarok’ Review: Dir. Taika Waititi (2017)

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Thor Ragnarok review: Thor returns for the third movie in the series, a hugely comedic effort to rival all of the other movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This one could be the best yet.

Thor Ragnarok review by Paul Heath.

Thor Ragnarok review

2017 has been a wonderful year for superheroes. The Dceu have managed to redeem themselves with the box-office juggernaut that was Wonder Woman back in the summer, and Marvel has kicked things off nicely with the hilarious Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 in April, closely followed by Spider-Man: Homecoming a couple of months later. The studio rounds things off for 2017 with Thor: Ragnarok, the tricky third movie in a series that stumbled a little with the previous release Thor: The Dark World.

Well, this time Marvel has brought Taika Waititi, the genius that brought us the likes of vampire comedy What We See In The Shadows »

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‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ Gets Netflix Launch Date Via New Trailer

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Netflix has finally revealed the launch date for the highly anticipated Marvel’s The Punisher via a fantastic new trailer, which has just hit the web.

After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.

The series is executive produced by showrunner Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal), Jim Chory (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Luke Cage) and Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Luke Cage) who also serves as Marvel’s Head of Television. Marvel’s The Punisher is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

The cast also features Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Girls, The Lake House »

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Netflix Releases New Trailer For ‘Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond’

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It played at the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals last month and will release on Netflix everywhere from later next month, and now we have a brand new trailer for Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton.

Director Chris Smith’s fascinating deep dive into actor Jim Carrey’s time spent portraying famed and complicated comedian Andy Kaufman. Using approximately 100 hours of footage shot on the set of Man on the Moon documenting Carrey’s transformation into Kaufman for four months.

Jim Carrey earned critical acclaim and a Golden Globe for the performance, but many of the production’s most Kaufmanesque moments played out behind the scenes, thankfully captured on video by Andy’s former girlfriend, Lynne Margulies and former writing partner, Bob Zmuda. In ‘Jim & Andy’, Carrey looks back at the resulting footage 18 years later, reflecting on how he and »

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Here’s A New Behind-The-Scenes Look At ‘Murder On The Orient Express’

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20th Century Fox has debuted a brand new look at their upcoming ensemble drama – the new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express.

What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told.  From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.

The film will arrive in cinemas on November 3rd, and you can get a glimpse at the film in-production by checking out the new featurette below.

The post Here’s A New Behind-The-Scenes »

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Netflix’s $100 million Will Smith Starrer ‘Bright’ Gets A New Featurette

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Netflix has released a new featurette and new image (above) for their upcoming motion picture event movie this winter, Bright.

Directed by David Ayer, known for the box-office hits such as Suicide Squad and Training Day, this action-thriller follows the story of two Lapd police officers played by Smith (Officer Ward) and Edgerton (Officer Jakoby). In Bright, the unlikely duo are working around the clock to keep the mean streets of Los Angeles safe from a sinister underworld filled with gang violence and dark forces at work.

In this latest sneak peek, Will Smith and Joel Edgerton reveal the unique partnership between their characters Officer Ward and Officer Jakoby. Director David Ayer showcases how these two mismatched partners anchor the story, explaining that “the most important thing about this film is the relationship between Will and Joel.” Take a closer look at the action-packed movie that Will Smith describes as »

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Watch The Terrifying First Clip From ‘Saw’ Sequel ‘Jigsaw’

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Lionsgate has released the very first clip from their upcoming movie sequel Jigsaw, the eighth film in the hugely popular Saw horror series. The film is finally released in cinemas at the end of next week.

Thirteen years ago on Halloween weekend – Saw and the character of Jigsaw introduced the world to a new face of horror. For seven straight years “If it’s Halloween it must be Saw” was a holiday tradition.

After a series of murders bearing all the markings of the Jigsaw killer, law enforcement finds themselves chasing the ghost of a man dead for over a decade and embroiled in a new game that’s only just begun. Is John Kramer back from the dead to remind the world to be grateful for the gift of life? Or is this a trap set by a killer with designs of their own?

One of the highest grossing »

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Nicolas Winding Refn Is Launching A Free Streaming Service Online

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Drive and The Neon Demon director Nicolas Winding Refn has revealed that he is setting up his own online streaming service, which will be 100% Free. byNWR.com will launch in February and is currently allowing users to subscribe early.

The service is a quarterly curated digital platform dedicated to restored movies and other cultural content with a fully restored feature-length film streaming online each month, as well as essays, music, video, and photography.

The first volume will apparently focus on the exploitation works from the American South and will include a restored version of the rate 1965 cult film The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds, and will be guest edited by Russ Meyer biographer and journalist Jimmy McDonough.

The second segment will be edited by Britain’s own Little White Lies and will feature forgotten works of American independent cinema, including a newly 4K restored version of Curtis Harrington’s 1963 Night Tide, »

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Watch The ‘I Love You, Daddy’ Trailer With Louis C.K. and Chloë Grace Moretz

19 October 2017 1:54 AM, PDT

After its debut at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, the first trailer for Louis C.K.’s new film I Love You, Daddy has debuted online. Louis C.K. and Chloë Grace Moretz are amongst the cast of the film, which looks very reminiscent of Woody Allen’s film work. We sadly missed the film at Tiff but are really interested in what he’s done here.

I Love You, Daddy is a bittersweet comedy about successful TV writer/producer Glen Topher (C.K.), who panics when his spoiled 17-year-old daughter China (Chloë Grace Moretz) starts spending time with 68-year-old Leslie Goodwin (John Malkovich), a legendary film director with a reputation for dating underage girls. Conceived in the high style of 1940s Hollywood movies, with lustrous black and white 35mm photography and a soaring orchestral score, I Love You, Daddy blends a classic look with Louis C.K.’s raucous modern comic sensibility »

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Lff 2017: ‘The Summit (La Cordillera)’ Review: Dir. Santiago Mitre (2017)

19 October 2017 12:31 AM, PDT

The Summit review: Santiago Mitre’s third feature film tackles politics, power, and psychology in this dramatic thriller that leaves many questions unanswered.

The Summit review by Tina Baraga.

Hernán Blanco (Ricardo Darin) is Argentina’s “president of the people”, a man with little experience whose sudden ascent from small-town mayor to the country’s leader has left many surprised. When we meet Blanco, he is on his way to a summit of Latin American presidents in the Chilean Andes. Briefed and commandeered by his team, he seems to be a passive man, perfectly matching a journalist’s cheeky description as “the invisible president”.

His political negotiations at the summit are clouded by the arrival of his unstable daughter Marina (Dolores Fonzi) and the blackmailing threats of her ex-husband. Suddenly the film takes a turn from political drama to psychological thriller. Enlisting the help of his advisor Luisa (Erica Rivas »

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Remarkable Video Explains ‘How David Fincher Hijacks Your Eyes’

18 October 2017 7:59 AM, PDT

David Fincher, is one of the most visually arresting filmmakers working on the planet today. With films like Seven, Fight Club, Alien 3, Zodiac and the new Netflix TV series Mindhunter amongst his glowing resume, all share one particular thing, and like the creator of the following video describes, one couldn’t quite understand why his films grab your attention so much – until now.

It all seems to be down to one very simple thing, which ‘Nerdwriter1’ describes in his equally absorbing video tutorial. It’s all down to the camera moves employed in all of his films.

If you were to go back and check out any of Fincher’s work – from Gone Girl to the 2011 remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – you’ll find one thing that is the same in all of them – a simple camera move. With the use of a title, a tracking shot, »

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Check Out The UK Trailer & Poster For Robert Pattinson Starrer ‘Good Time’

18 October 2017 2:57 AM, PDT

One of the highlights of this year’s Cannes Film Festival back in May was the Robert Pattinson-led drama Good Time from the brothers Josh and Ben Safdie (The Pleasure Of Being Robbed, Daddy Longlegs). The film was warmly received by critics and the public, and the film has been given a release date in the UK and Ireland of 17th November. We have the first Good Time UK trailer and the poster below.

Good Time UK Trailer and Poster

After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city’s underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Constantine finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, »

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The Original ‘Predator’ Is Heading Back To Cinemas For Its 30th Anniversary

18 October 2017 2:23 AM, PDT

The original Predator is set to head back to cinemas this November, 30 years after it first hit screens back in 1987. The Predator re-release comes ahead of the new sequel from Shane Black, which is set for screens in 2018, and frankly, we couldn’t be more excited. More about the chance to see the classic on the big-screen below.

Predator re-release planned for November 2017.

Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) leads an elite squad of U.S. Army commandos to a remote region of the South American jungle, where they have been assigned to search for officials who have been kidnapped by guerrilla terrorists.

At first, it seems like any other mission: Dutch and his team of seasoned combat veterans spot a guerrilla camp, destroy it, and discover that the men they were sent to rescue have been executed. But when Dutch attempts to lead his unit out, something horrifying and inexplicable begins to happen. »

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What Would It Take For William Shatner To Return To ‘Star Trek’?

18 October 2017 1:37 AM, PDT

Star Trek is currently going through a bit of a resurgence at the moment. There’s the current movie series, which was jump-started by J.J. Abrams all of the ways back in 2009, and now Netflix and CBS have the new TV series airing, Star Trek Discovery. The late, great Leonard Nimoy appeared in the movie series, reprising the role of Spock, but so far the original Captain Kirk, William Shatner, has so far not come back to reprise his iconic role. Well, the actor has recently been speaking out. More on a potential William Shatner Star Trek return below.

What Would It Take For A William Shatner Star Trek Return?

Shatner said the following in a recent interview.

“[It would take] a great deal of money,” he joked to IGN. “I don’t know what you’d do with a character who appeared 50, now 51 years ago. You know, I am 51 years older, with all the exigencies of age. »

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WB Looking To Push ‘Blade Runner 2049’, ‘Wonder Woman’ & ‘Dunkirk’ For Oscar

18 October 2017 1:02 AM, PDT

Warner Brothers have updated its web page for your consideration’ web page with titles that it is looking to push for the Oscars. The likes of Blade Runner 2049, Dunkirk, The Lego Batman Movie and Wonder Woman are all featured on the site, set up to attract voters to pledge them for the multiple awards ceremonies that kick off later this year. More info on the Warner Brothers Oscar campaign below.

Warner Brothers Oscar Campaign Adds Blade Runner 2049

The studio will offer registered Academy members and members of other creative associations to attend screenings through the website, most of which kick off next month (November).

Blade Runner 2049 is the latest addition to the site, Warner Bros. being the studio that distributed the film Stateside (it was handled by Sony Pictures in the UK). The Ryan Gosling-led movie, which teamed him with the original film’s star Harrison Ford, »

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