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Are Bond Producers About To Create A 007 Universe?

29 minutes ago

There are some pretty major rumours that the James Bond producers are about to jump on the ‘universe’ band-wagon and create one based around the world of 007. Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are the two in the driving seat for the Bond franchise over at Eon.

Jeff Sneider, from web portal The Tracking Board, says the following:

“I’ve heard the Broccolis have caught Universe Fever and would love to explore other corners of the Bond franchise…simultaneously.”

I’ve heard the Broccolis have caught Universe Fever and would love to explore other corners of the Bond franchise… simultaneously.

— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) June 23, 2017

So, what would this look like? I must admit, at this stage, thinking about it, I have absolutely no idea. Obviously they could head off and explore the worlds of other 00 characters, or even some of the background characters in the Craig movies, but surely for »

- Paul Heath

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First Trailer Lands For ‘A Bad Moms Christmas’

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Stx Entertainment have dropped the first red band trailer for the upcoming comedy sequel A Bad Moms Christmas, the sequel to the 2016 break-out hit Bad Moms.

A Bad Moms Christmas follows our three under-appreciated and over-burdened women as they rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas.  And if creating a more perfect holiday for their families wasn’t hard enough, they have to do all of that while hosting and entertaining their own mothers.  By the end of the journey, our moms will redefine how to make the holidays special for all and discover a closer relationship with their mothers.

The films stars returnees Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn, as well as Christine Baranski, Susan Sarandon and Cheryl Hines, who play the friends’ own mothers. Look out for this one in U.S. and U.K. cinemas from November 3rd.

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- Paul Heath

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The Greatest Showman Trailer: Hugh Jackman & Zac Efron Star

16 hours ago

Twentieth Century Fox have debuted the very first The Greatest Showman trailer for your viewing pleasure. Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron lead out the cast of the film, which also includes the talents of Michelle Williams, Zendaya and Rebecca Ferguson.

The Greatest Showman trailer lands online The Greatest Showman: Hugh Jackman is P.T. Barnum

The Greatest Showman is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. The Greatest Showman is directed by exciting new filmmaker, Michael Gracey, with songs by Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land).

Some more info about the subject matter of P.T. Barnum, »

- Paul Heath

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Hunt For The Wilderpeople’s Julian Dennison Has Joined ‘Deadpool 2’

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Ricky Baker himself, Julian Dennison, has joined the cast of Deadpool 2! The news of the Hunt For The Wilderpeople actor joining the sequel was announced via Ryan Reynolds’ hugely entertaining Instagram channel earlier today, complete with an image of them both on set on the first week of shooting.

Giving Julian Dennison a warm ??L welcome as we stare off into our beautiful future together. #RickyBakerPool #Nz

A post shared by Ryan Reynolds (@vancityreynolds) on Jun 27, 2017 at 11:17pm Pdt

Dennison joins the already cast Josh Brolin (Cable) and Zazie Beetz (Domino), along with Leslie Uggams and T.J. Miller who returns as Weasel.

David Leitch (John Wick, Atomic Blonde) is directing the new film for 20th Century Fox. It is obviously a sequel to last year’s massive hit Deadpool, which still remains the highest grossing R-rated movie of all time with $780-odd million in the bank.

Hunt For The Wilderpeople helmer Taika Waititi, »

- Paul Heath

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New Clip Arrives From Upcoming Animated Feature ‘Captain Underpants’

18 hours ago

DreamWorks Animation have released a brand new clip from their upcoming animated feature Captain Underpants, which enters cinemas next summer.

The epic feature film is about a hero and his underpants. It’s about two boys who create a homemade comic book character that becomes real when they hypnotize their fun-crushing school principal and convince him that he…is tra-la-la… Captain Underpants.

Jordan Peele, Nick Kroll, Kevin Hart, Kristen Schaal and Ed Helms lend their voices to the movie. It will arrive in UK cinemas on July 24th, 2017.

Check out the new clip, titled ‘Water’ below.

The post New Clip Arrives From Upcoming Animated Feature ‘Captain Underpants’ appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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Exclusive Behind The Scenes Look At The ‘Homeland: Season 6’ Home Release

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Homeland: The Complete Sixth Season arrives on Blu-ray and DVD very soon, and we have an exclusive behind the scenes look at the release.

After thwarting a terrorist attack at Berlin’s Hauptbahnhof Station during the climactic finale of Season Five, Season Six picks up several months later following the recent election of the new President of the United States.

Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) is back on American soil, living in Brooklyn, NY, and working at a foundation that provides aid to the Muslim community living in the United States.  As her estranged mentor Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin) and Dar Adal (F. Murray Abraham) begin preparations for the new President-elect, Quinn (Rupert Friend) left clinging to life at the end of last season, is convalescing stateside.

Fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks, Carrie, along with the country’s counterterrorism apparatus, is still coming to grips with the ramifications and responsibilities »

- Paul Heath

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A ‘Jumper’ Sequel Series Is On The Way To YouTube

18 hours ago

YouTube are preparing a sequel series to Jumper. The series will be based on ‘Impulse,’ an adaptation of the third novel in Steven Gould’s series. Jumper was of course made into a film by Doug Liman back in 2008 with Hayden Christiansen in the lead. Liman will executive produce the new series, along with David Bartis, Gene Klein and Lauren LeFranc, while Jeffrey Lieber, Jason Horwitch, and Gary Spinelli are writing the screenplay.

Variety reports the news.

“This unique thriller pulled us in right from the opening scene,” said Susanne Daniels, global head of original content, YouTube. “We are thrilled to be in business with Doug Liman and everyone at Ucp and Hypnotic.”

Here’s the official synopsis from the source material.

Cent has a secret. She lives in isolation, with her parents, hiding from the people who took her father captive and tortured him to gain control over his ability to teleport, »

- Paul Heath

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Watch An Exclusive Featurette From The ‘Prison Break: Season 5’ Home Release

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To co-inside with the release of Prison Break: The Complete Fifth Season, which arrives on the home formats next Monday, 3rd July, we have an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette to share.

Prison Break returns as a special event series with its most adrenaline-fueled storyline ever! Although he was buried seven years ago, pictures from a Yemen prison reveal that Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) may still be alive, which sends shock waves through everyone he knows. Determined to rescue his brother, Lincoln (Dominic Purcell) enlists C-Note’s (Rockmond Dunbar) help. Meanwhile, Michael’s wife Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies) has remarried. And even if this biggest break-out yet is possible, is Michael the same man he was? Also starring Robert Knepper and Amaury Nolasco, this action-packed series has more plot twists than ever. Catch all nine explosive episodes here, along with a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the event series.

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- Paul Heath

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7 Great Netflix Originals You Can Watch Right Now

20 hours ago

Coming to Netflix today is the superb Okja, one of the most original and enjoyable movies to ever hit the service. The film made history last month when it became the first film to play in-competition at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. You can read our full review of the film over here – as you’ll see, we really loved it. Its arrival on the streamer got us thinking – what other films, financed and/or solely distributed by Netflix are worth your time.

Take a look at this:

I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore

This comedy-crime-thriller arrived on Netflix a little while ago after a stunning debut at Sundance. Written and directed by feature debut filmmaker Macon Blair, the film featured a superb cast, including Melanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood, David Yow, Jane Levy and Devon Graye.

After having her house burgled, a depressed woman (Melanie Lynskey »

- Paul Heath

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Better Call Saul Season 4 Given The Green Light By AMC

21 hours ago

It comes as little surprise that Better Call Saul has been renewed for a fourth season by U.S. cable network AMC. The series, which has just wrapped up season three, airs on Netflix in the UK and various other territories worldwide. The third season ended with a bit of a cliffhanger with a lot of uncertainty about various characters in the Breaking Bad prequel series.

Ten new episodes of Better Call Saul have been ordered and they will air on the station, and indeed on Netflix in 2018. Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan executive produce and created the series.

“Supporting artists we respect and admire; delivering truly outstanding character development and nuanced dramatic twists and turns; continuing a legacy of bold creative choices; loving writing that is the best in the business: Truly, ‘S’all good, man,’” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “Congratulations to Vince, »

- Paul Heath

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‘Avatar 2’ Will Be The First 3D Movie Where You Won’t Need Glasses

22 hours ago

Reports surfaced online overnight that the soon-to-start-shooting Avatar 2, just one of four new sequels, will be the first high-profile Hollywood movie to be projected in 3D with the audience not having to wear glasses. The news comes from Inquisitr who say that Lightstorm Entertainment and James Cameron, deemed to be one of the most innovative filmmakers of his generation, will use the services of Christie Digital’s Rgb laser projection system, which employs the use of bright images projecting at a high frame rate that excludes the need for glasses. More on the Avatar 2 3D movie news below.

Avatar 2 3D movie news: You won’t need glasses to watch the new film

“In addition to the latest in projection technologies, Christie is fully committed to sharing our ongoing research and development efforts, including product roadmaps, with our co-visionary, Lightstorm, so that its productions will repeat the awe-inspiring »

- Paul Heath

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Netflix deliver a new featurette for this week’s big release ‘Okja’

26 June 2017 2:57 AM, PDT

Okja finally hits Netflix this week, and the streamer are gearing up their publicity campaign before it lands on June 28th. This is a new production diary featurette that takes you behind the scenes of the movie which wowed Cannes this past month.

For 10 idyllic years, young Mija (An Seo Hyun) has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja—a massive animal and an even bigger friend—at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when a family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) has big plans for Mija’s dearest friend.

With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission, but her already daunting journey quickly becomes more complicated when she crosses paths with disparate groups of capitalists, demonstrators and consumers, »

- Paul Heath

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The Dark Tower gets a new featurette: Legacy Of The Gunslinger

26 June 2017 2:32 AM, PDT

Sony Pictures’ upcoming release The Dark Tower has just bagged a new behind the scenes featurette. Titled ‘The Legacy Of The Gunslinger’, the new featurette features interviews with the stars of the film, Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, as well as Stephen King, the author of the book on which this film is based.

There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend »

- Paul Heath

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A Man Called Ove review: Dir Hannes Holm (2017)

26 June 2017 12:17 AM, PDT

A Man Called Ove review

A Man Called Ove opens with the titular Ove (Rolf Lassgård) at his lowest ebb. Six months previous, his loving wife, Sonja (Ida Engvoll) died of cancer and now he has just been let go from his job of 43 years in a very unceremonious manner. It is this moment that brings him to the decision to take his own life and join his wife. If is a rather morose opening, but like the main character himself, the stoic, hard exterior soon breaks away to reveal a film that has an enormous heart and a neighbourhood of characters that Ove and you will come to greatly care for.

Throughout Hannes Holm’s adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s novel, a dark streak of wit persists as we witness Ove’s numerous failed attempts at ending it all. Each attempt is used as a catalyst for an extended flashback, »

- Andrew Gaudion

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Pitch Perfect 3 gets a first teaser trailer

26 June 2017 12:11 AM, PDT

As promised at the end of last week, Universal Pictures have released the first teaser trailer for Pitch Perfect 3, which is set to hit cinemas across the planet this Christmas.

Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, the Bellas return in Pitch Perfect 3, the next chapter in the beloved series that has taken in more than $400 million at the global box office.

After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas Uso tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, »

- Paul Heath

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Home Entertainment review: The Hippopotamus

26 June 2017 12:01 AM, PDT

Director: John Jencks

Starring: Roger Allam, Matthew Modine, Fiona Shaw, Tommy Knight, Tim McInnerny, Russell Tovey, Emily Berrington

Stephen Fry is a national treasure in our part of the world and to a certain extent across the globe. What’s less well-known is his output as a novelist, but director John Jencks hopes to redress that with an adaptation of the author’s 1994 comedy.

Roger Allam stars as Ted, a washed-up poet who’d rather spend his time wallowing in a bath off his face on whiskey than interacting with the world around him. He is the hippo of the title, roaming around with an ungainly wit. This behaviour threatens to ruin him once and for all after he gets verbal at the theatre in the process of writing a review for a pretentious show. Dumped by his employers, he is unexpectedly picked up by Jane (Emily Berrington), a terminally »

- Steve Palace

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