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Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen star in new trailer for Trash: watch now

27 August 2014 3:57 AM, PDT

A new trailer has arrived online for Trash, Stephen Daldry’s Rio-set tale of three favela kids who have their lives turned upside down when they discover something unusual at the local dump. The item in question is a wallet, and a wallet that the local police seem unusually keen to get their hands on… by bribery at first, and then by even less salubrious means… Fortunbately, the boys have a pair of American missionaries to turn to in the form of Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen, who just might be able to help them uncover the story of...

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- Total Film

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First trailer lands for found footage horror The Pyramid: watch now

27 August 2014 3:01 AM, PDT

The first trailer has arrived online for found footage horror The Pyramid, in which something sinister is lurking in one of the ancient Egyptian structures. The first directorial effort from High Tension scribe Grégory Levasseur, the new film follows a group of archaeologists who stumble upon a previously undiscovered pyramid in the Egyptian desert. Intrigued, they decide to have a bit of an explore, and sure enough, there are all manner of centuries-old nasties waiting for them within. Take a look at the new trailer, below… ...

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- George Wales

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New TV spot arrives for Interstellar: watch now

26 August 2014 11:45 PM, PDT

Warner Bros. has released a new TV spot to promote Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, in which Matthew McConaughey leads a team of astronauts on an Earth-saving mission to space. Saving humanity from extinction is the name of the game, so stakes are suitably high for what looks like another grandstanding piece of filmmaking from Nolan. Expect goosebumps aplenty… This latest spot doesn’t contain much in the way of new footage, but as a sixty-second adrenaline hit, it works very nicely indeed. Take a look at the new spot, below… ...

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- George Wales

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Ron Howard will shoot Inferno in April 2015

26 August 2014 11:31 PM, PDT

The wheels are finally turning again on Inferno, the third part of Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon series, with Ron Howard set to begin filming in April 2015. Tom Hanks will be returning once more to reprise his role as the aforementioned Harvard professor, with the shoot scheduled to take place in Italy in the new year. This latest instalment in the series will see Langdon grappling with another mysterious riddle, this time influenced by Inferno, the first book of Dante’s epic poem, Divine Comedy. Needless to say, said riddle pulls...

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- George Wales

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Liam Neeson stars in two new TV spots for A Walk Among The Tombstones: watch now

26 August 2014 11:13 PM, PDT

A pair of new TV spots have arrived online for A Walk Among The Tombstones, in which Liam Neeson plays an alcoholic ex-cop working as a shady private investigator. When Dan Stevens’ heroin trafficker enlists his help to look into the kidnap of his wife, Neeson is unfortunately unable to prevent her death. However, what he can do is help serve up some revenge. So it is that Neeson, Stevens and his brother all team up to take out the sadistic criminals responsible, before they kill again… Take a look at the new teasers, below… ...

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- George Wales

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Rumour: Jack Huston to play Doctor Strange?

25 August 2014 11:47 PM, PDT

A new name has been added to the list of potential stars for Marvel’s Doctor Strange, with Jack Huston the latest actor supposedly on the studio’s wish-list. According to This Is Infamous, Huston is reportedly “under consideration” for the role, although whether or not any talks have taken place remains unclear. Huston is the most recent in a long line of names to be linked to the part, including Jared Leto, Justin Theroux, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Tom Hardy. Most recently, it had been thought that Joaquin Phoenix was in talks...

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- George Wales

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Extended red-band trailer arrives for horror film As Above So Below: watch now

25 August 2014 11:31 PM, PDT

An extended red-band trailer has arrived online for As Above So Below, John Dowdle’s nerve-shredding horror movie set among the catacombs of Paris. The film follows a team of explorers hoping to expose the secrets of the previously uncharted network of tunnels, only to discover more lurking down there than they had bargained for. Needless to say, the enclosed spaces soon become the least of our heroes' worries, as various horrors from their respective pasts soon make themselves known in shocking fashion. Take a look at the new...

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- George Wales

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Ridley Scott updates on Blade Runner and Prometheus sequels

25 August 2014 11:11 PM, PDT

Ridley Scott has been discussing progress on sci-fi sequels to Blade Runner and Prometheus, and has revealed that both projects are further along than might be expected. “Blade Runner 2 is written and is damn good,” says Scott. “Of course it involves Harrison, who is a survivor after all these years - despite the accident. So yes, that will happen.” Scott went on to confirm that the plan is for him to direct the film, and that he hopes to begin work on the film as soon as he is done with next project, The Martian. As to whether...

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- George Wales

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Jeremy Renner says Hawkeye could appear in Captain America 3

25 August 2014 10:58 PM, PDT

Jeremy Renner has been talking about his forthcoming schedule, and has revealed that he may be reprising his role as Hawkeye in the next Captain America film. Captain America: The Winter Soldier was a heavily S.H.I.E.L.D.-centric movie, with major roles for both Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson, and it sounds as though that focus may remain for the third outing… “There are rumblings of Captain America 3,” says Renner. “I don’t know what’s going to happen there. I’ve got to find the time, man! I’m trying to stay home and I...

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- George Wales

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Ben Affleck stars in first Gone Girl TV spot: watch now

25 August 2014 10:45 PM, PDT

The first TV spot has arrived online for Gone Girl, in which Ben Affleck’s supposedly doting husband finds himself the focus of suspicion when his wife goes missing. Despite Rosamund Pike’s voiceover explaining how she has come to fear her husband, this latest spot is told largely from Affleck’s perspective, as circumstances conspire to seemingly indicate his guilt. Happily, there aren’t too many major plot points given away here, so non-readers of Gillian Flynn’s source novel needn’t fear having any of the twists and turns spoiled...

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- George Wales

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FrightFest 2014: Among The Living reaction

25 August 2014 3:43 AM, PDT

FrightFest favourites Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury (Inside, Livid) return with a brooding, atmospheric chiller in the throes of an identity crisis. One of the most eagerly-anticipated films of FrightFest 2014 thanks to its directors' previous credits, Among The Living is a strong contender for having the most upsetting opening scene of the fest. A man watches a TV report about a chemical plant disaster before his pregnant wife beats him over the head with a baseball bat. Storming upstairs, the woman then attacks their son before...

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- Josh Winning

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FrightFest 2014: The Samurai reaction

25 August 2014 3:15 AM, PDT

A dark German fairytale that dabbles in cross-dressing, latent sexuality and – yes – katana-wielding, The Samurai is one of the most daring and stylish, if flawed, films we've caught at FrightFest. Awash in shadow-dappled imagery and boasting a pair of fantastic lead performances, the story begins with police officer Jakob (Michel Diercks) going into the woods to leave a sack of bloody meat for a wolf. Later, he receives a mysterious package for a man living in the woods. When he goes to deliver it, he encounters The Samurai (Pit...

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- Josh Winning

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Creepy first clip arrives from The Babadook: watch now

25 August 2014 2:31 AM, PDT

The first clip has arrived from Australian horror sensation The Babadook, in which Essie Davis reads the story of titular bogeyman, Mr. Babadook. Davis plays Amelia, a newly single mother haunted by the violent death of her husband, and struggling to cope with a young son plagued by a mysterious and sinister figure. When an eerie storybook turns up in the house, the boy is convinced it tells the story of the man from his dreams. And while Amelia is initially sceptical, strange occurrences start to sway her opinion… Take a look...

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- George Wales

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Marc Webb talks Sinister Six plans

25 August 2014 2:11 AM, PDT

Marc Webb has been discussing plans for the forthcoming Sinister Six movie, with a special section of the Amazing Spider-Man 2 blu-ray dedicated to what we can expect going forward. “Here’s the real story,” says Webb, calling back to the first film’s post-credits scene. “At the end of the first movie, there was some lightning with the man in the shadows … there was an idea that maybe this would be the Electro character, but, again, we shot it and it kind of emerged into some other situation.” “The man in the hat is now, we think of...

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- George Wales

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Matthew McConaughey to star in The Stand?

25 August 2014 1:52 AM, PDT

Warner Brothers’ adaptation of Stephen King has reportedly settled upon Matthew McConaughey as its star name of choice, with the studio keen to recruit him for either one of two major roles. According to Deadline, the studio has McConaughey in mind for the role of the villainous Randall Flagg in the post-apocalyptic saga, a man who sets about forming his own civilisation in the wreckage of a plague-decimated America. However, director Josh Boone is of the opinion that McConaughey would also make an excellent Stu Redman, the hero of...

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- George Wales

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Bond 24 henchman to be a physical adversary for Daniel Craig?

25 August 2014 1:37 AM, PDT

Bond 24 could see 007 confronted with one of the more physical villains he has faced in recent years, with one of the chief antagonists set to be a Jaws-esque brute. According to fan site MI6, the production team are searching for an actor to play what they describe as “the main assassin”, with the primary requirement being that they must be physically imposing. Successful applicants will need to be at least 6’ 2” in height, while the report notes that “whoever wins the role will have several altercations with Daniel Craig’s 007...

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- George Wales

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Richard Attenborough dies at the age of 90

25 August 2014 1:22 AM, PDT

Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90, with the actor and director’s son confirming his passing on Sunday afternoon. Famed for parts in such titles as Brighton Rock, The Great Escape and Jurassic Park, Lord Attenborough’s career spanned some six decades, and included a pair of Oscar wins. Those were awarded to him for his work on Gandhi, which saw him scoop the coveted double-header of Best Picture and Best Director. “Richard Attenborough trusted me with the crucial and central task of bringing to life a dream it took...

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- George Wales

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