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Point Break Gets Reimagined in New Featurette Celebrating The Extreme Stunts

12 hours ago

Now that we finally got a look at the Point Break remake with the first trailer, it's time to go behind the scenes of the extreme stunts, including big wave surfing and wing suit gliding, and how they're re-imagining Katherine Bigelow's beloved 1991 film. Warner Bros. has released a new featurette for the remake spotlighting the film's radical approach to stuntwork and the impressive team they assembled to pull it off. Much like the trailer, I think everything shown here looks absolutely awesome, it just doesn't look a damn thing like Point Break. The tone is so serious, the color palette so desaturated - it's hard to see any of the original film's DNA here. However, it really does look like a fine action film, and the stunts they're showing off in this featurette seem pretty incredible, I just think it might have been better serviced with a different title that »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Kung Fury: Insane 80s Throwback Action Comedy Released Online

13 hours ago

If you've been craving a dose of extreme '80s, today's your lucky day. The full throwback extravaganza, Kung Fury, has finally hit the web. Written and directed by David Sandberg, the short film features all the gravely voiceovers, synth sountrack, robots, arcades, Converse kicks, and scissor door sports cars you can possibly handle in 30 minutes. You may remember from our previous coverage, Sandberg ran a successful Kickstarter campaign for the film back in 2013, raising more than $630,000 from upwards of 17,000 contributors. The film follows a kung fu cop, cut from I-Wear-My-Sunglasses-At-Night, denim-sporting 80s action hero cloth, who travels back in time to defeat the most deadly kung uu master of all time, Adolf Hitler. The pic is an unceasing barrage of the decade's notoriously over-the-top sensibilities, including a single and music video from The Hoff himself, '80s icon David Hasselhoff. Check out Kung Fury for yourself, in it's full glory below. »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Will Forte Joins Key and Peele Movie Keanu; Plot Details Revealed

16 hours ago

The two actors that make up the comedy duo Key and Peele, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, have had memorable roles in a number of films over the years, but they’re currently poised to topline their own film, and they’re getting a friendly (and hilarious) face to come along for the ride. THR reports that, fresh off a stellar turn on his Fox series The Last Man on Earth, actor Will Forte has signed on to co-star alongside Key and Peele in Keanu (amazing title), a feature film comedy that revolves around two friends who decide to act like gangsters in order to retrieve their stolen cat, Keanu. If that short logline doesn’t make you want to see this movie right now, I don’t know what to tell you. Forte will play a low-level pot dealer obsessed with black culture, though Peele’s character is the only black person he knows. »

- Adam Chitwood

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Graham Moore and Marc Forster’s Outbreak Drama Gets Series Order at NBC

16 hours ago

The outbreak drama from writer-creator Graham Moore (the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind The Imitation Game) and director Marc Forster, formerly known as Patient Zero, has been given a full order at NBC. Per Deadline, series will run for 10 episodes, with Forster slated to direct most if not all of them and Moore set as lead writer for the entire series. Details are vague but the general focus of the series is on a deadly virus that infects a young woman and has the possibility of decimating populations all around the globe if not contained and cured correctly. That plot will interweave with an FBI agent's hunt for terrorist in international territories, the stress and horror of which pushes him to the edge of madness. [caption id="attachment_111662" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via Warner Bros.[/caption] The "deadly outbreak" storyline is a perennial thriller premise and it's one that could work very well on the small screen. »

- Chris Cabin

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Stream This: Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda Weather Divorce in Grace And Frankie

16 hours ago

[Editor’s Note: Welcome to “Stream This,” our weekly feature where we single out television programs and movies of considerable merit that are available on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Crackle, or other streaming services. Look for a new recommendation every Thursday.] Let's forget, at least for the moment, how refreshing Marta Kauffman and Howard J. MorrisGrace and Frankie's depiction of getting old is, how unfettered and optimistic the trajectory of the titular divorcees is when characters their age are often relegated to sage status or mere afterthoughts. That's a big step, mind you, and exactly the kind that Netflix has been routinely taking as of late by reaching outside of the key 18-49 male demographic (which this reviewer would be included in), but that's really only the first interesting element of this very funny show. Far more interesting, and what ultimately gives the show its mildly contemplative vibe -- at least for the sitcom format --  is its thematic fascination with forgiveness, and how age reveals the pettiness and insignificance of squabbles, grudges, and gripes. [caption id="attachment_465153" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via Netflix[/caption] Finding forgiveness is exactly what Grace (Jane Fonda) and »

- Chris Cabin

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Gotham Season 2: Harvey Dent Promoted to Series Regular

17 hours ago

Those who thought Nicholas D’Agosto made a positive Dent (see what I did there?) in Gotham’s first season will be happy to know that the actor has been promoted to a regular role in Season 2 of the Fox series. D’Agosto made the announcement today via his Twitter account, as seen below. The Masters of Sex alum was introduced halfway into Gotham’s season as Ada Harvey Dent, who ends up as being one of the few people Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) can actually trust. (Morena Baccarin, as Jim's confident and girlfriend Dr. Leslie Thompkins, has also been promoted to a series regular). At least, for now. Dent does of course have a rather two-faced future ahead of him … But that’s all probably pretty far in the future, since Gotham for the most part has taken its origin story a little too early in the tale to »

- Allison Keene

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Aloha Review

17 hours ago

It appears that Cameron Crowe scribbled out the idea for Aloha on a cocktail napkin during his vacation to Hawaii, and decided that was good enough. His latest film is so shockingly incoherent and inept that it borders on the surreal. Throughout the film, I found myself wondering, “What movie is this?” Not, “What am I watching?” which would imply that I was intrigued or curious. Instead, I was captive to a writer-director who has apparently lost touch with reality, proper storytelling, understanding character perspective, and pretty much everything that goes into making a compelling film. Brian Gilcrest (Bradley Cooper) is a hot-shot something or other (more on his horrible introduction in a bit) who has returned to Hawaii to negotiate a blessing for a bridge on behalf of the private space flight company run by Carson Welch (Bill Murray), although why this company requires a blessing and why Bryan »

- Matt Goldberg

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San Andreas Review

17 hours ago

There are actors and then there’s Dwayne Johnson, who has basically become a brand. He carries two identities: The Rock, his cartoonish, wrestling persona that became a starting point for his film career; and Dwayne Johnson, the serious actor who evolved out of that pure entertainer. Johnson has tried to find a way to balance these two personalities throughout his film career, and audiences have welcomed both. The name on the marquee now consistently reads “Dwayne Johnson”, but he continues to carry two personas, and we’re left to wonder which one we’ll get. The level of destruction presented by San Andreas may seem like it necessitates The Rock, a larger than life figure for large-scale devastation. Instead, we get Dwayne Johnson, a “normal” guy (as much as Johnson, with his towering physique, can play normal) who has a straightforward goal and rarely pushes his way through an »

- Matt Goldberg

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Make-Up Legend Rick Baker Is Retiring; Cites Studios Wanting “Cheap and Fast” Over Quality

18 hours ago

Incredibly sad news today that marks the end of an era. Special effects guru and make-up legend Rick Baker announced on radio station Kpcc (via EW) that he is retiring after decades of work and a legacy that’s not soon to be forgotten. Speaking with the station, Baker cited the changing work environment as one of the main reasons for his stepping back: “I said the time is right, I am 64 years old, and the business is crazy right now. I like to do things right, and they wanted cheap and fast. That is not what I want to do, so I just decided it is basically time to get out.” [caption id="attachment_465253" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via 20th Century Fox[/caption] That’s an incredibly sad and depressing notion, especially considering that Baker paved the way for the world of effects in the 80s, 90s, and today. He created the zombies for Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Director Kyle Newman Talks Barely Lethal, His PG-13 Battle, Assembling the Cast, and More

18 hours ago

Opening in select theaters and OnDemand tomorrow is director Kyle Newman’s (Fanboys) Barely Lethal. The film stars Hailee Steinfeld as a teenage assassin who’s a master of lethal techniques, but doesn’t quite want to live the life of a killer. She decides to fake her death and try being a normal high school student, but she can’t escape her training or old foes. The movie also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Alba, Sophie TurnerThomas MannGabriel Basso, and Dove Cameron. For more on the film, watch the trailer. Yesterday at the Los Angeles press day I landed an extended video interview with Kyle Newman that I’m going to post in a few segments. In today’s installment, Newman talks about landing the great cast and how it came together, which of his cast helped get the film international money, his first cut, how Brett Ratner »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Poster Roundup: Ant-man, London Has Fallen and Ted 2

18 hours ago

We've got a batch of new posters to share. Here we go ... Ant-Man [caption id="attachment_465179" align="aligncenter" width="412"] Image via ComicBook.com[/caption] Well, this is a big improvement after that Photoshop/floating head nonsense we got earlier this month. Not only is this image especially eye-catching and crisp, but it's also got a little bit of subtext. Ant-Man opens on July 17th and stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale and Michael Peña. Here's the official synopsis: The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Fast & Furious 8: Vin Diesel Shares Promo Poster Teasing New Location

19 hours ago

This April’s Furious 7 is currently the fourth highest grossing movie of all time, with a worldwide take of $1.499 billion. Yes, you read that right. The seventh film in the Fast & Furious franchise is only bested by The Avengers, Titanic, and Avatar on the all-time worldwide chart, which I’m still having trouble wrapping my head around that fact. With this kind of take, it was no surprise that Universal Pictures quickly announced Fast & Furious 8 for release in 2017, and now star/producer/franchise godfather Vin Diesel has offered a tease of what fans can expect in the form of a promo poster. Revealed on his Instagram account (Diesel loves social media, natch), the unofficial promo poster offers a look at New York City with a hint of blood. Diesel and Co. have actually been teasing the NYC setting of Fast & Furious 8 for a while now, and the »

- Adam Chitwood

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Watch: The Comedians Star Josh Gad Plays “Save or Kill”

19 hours ago

Now airing on FX Thursday nights is the comedy series The Comedians. The show stars Billy Crystal and Josh Gad and revolves around the two of them crafting an FX sketch series called The Billy & Josh Show where they play versions of themselves. While the conceit of a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a TV show has been done countless times before, what’s great about The Comedians is Crystal and Gad are willing to poke fun at themselves in a big way. Also, it’s pretty crazy to watch a show on FX about a show that might air on FX, and members of the real crew show up on the show within the show. For more read Chris’ review. Last month I sat down with Josh Gad for an extended video interview. While I already posted what he had to say about making The Comedians and Frozen »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Natural Disasters: 8 Survival Tactics We Learned from the Movies

19 hours ago

Hollywood is about to destroy the world again - or at least a pretty significant chunk of it. Dwayne Johnson leads San Andreas as Ray Gaines, an Lafd Search and Rescue helicopter pilot who has to go all the way from Los Angeles to San Fransisco in the middle of an unprecedented string of earthquakes to save his daughter (Alexandra Daddario). The large majority of big budget natural disaster movies are absolutely ludicrous, but on the off chance a massive comet makes a beeline for Earth, a volcano pops up in the middle of a heavily populated city or the entire San Andreas Fault erupts, we know a thing or two about surviving the impossible thanks to some big screen heroics and blunders. Here are some vital survival tactics that could save your life in a natural disaster according to Hollywood.

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- Perri Nemiroff

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Watch: Trevor Noah Tries Out The Daily Show Chair; Premiere Date Announced

20 hours ago

Just a reminder that in case you’re still not over David Letterman’s departure from the Late Show (I'm definitely not), we’ve got another big late night TV exit coming later this year, and it’s not gonna be any easier. Jon Stewart steps down from The Daily Show on August 6th, and while Comedy Central has found what seems to be an exciting and suitable new host for the quick-witted series in Trevor Noah, the void Stewart’s sharp and always-on-point voice will leave in the TV landscape will be vast. But unlike The Late Show, which will have a four-month gap between Letterman’s final show and Stephen Colbert’s first show, it appears that Comedy Central is keen on a quick turnaround for The Daily Show revamp. It was announced today that Trevor Noah’s “new and sexy” iteration will debut on September 28th, just »

- Adam Chitwood

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Results: Guy Pearce Wants to Know Your Goals in Exclusive New Clip

20 hours ago

Opening in theaters and on VOD this Friday is Computer Chess filmmaker Andrew Bujalski’s new film Results, and in anticipation of the release we at Collider are happy to bring you an exclusive new clip from the comedy. The film stars Kevin Corrigan as a recently divorced, newly rich, and miserable man who seeks out a personal trainer with the goal of being able to “take a punch.” He subsequently crosses paths with a local gym owner (Guy Pearce) and a job-obsessed trainer (Cobie Smulders), and the three strike up a tense, strange, and dynamic relationship. This new clip shows the first meeting between Corrigan and Pearce’s characters, as the trainer tries to suss out what Corrigan’s personal goals are in terms of fitness. The scene portrays the tone of the film quite well, which is a mix of odd, charming, and funny. Watch the clip below. »

- Adam Chitwood

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Star Wars: Andy Serkis’ Character Revealed in First Picture

20 hours ago

When Andy Serkis joined the cast of J.J. Abrams’ highly anticipated sequel Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there was much debate over what kind of character he would play. Serkis has been a pioneer of performance-capture technology and is essentially the “father” of the entire thing, not only revolutionizing the way CG characters were portrayed as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings, but continuing to evolve with the technology up through the stunning new Planet of the Apes films. But Serkis is also an impeccable actor in his own right, so the question was: would he be playing a live-action character or a mo-cap character in Star Wars? Well you don’t hire the foremost actor in the performance-capture industry to not bring that kind of expertise to the first new Star Wars film in over a decade, and indeed today Vanity Fair revealed the first behind-the-scenes photo »

- Adam Chitwood

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Watch a 3-Minute Supercut of The Wire’s Use of Tautology

20 hours ago

Bless the internet, and the people who have the time to go through all five seasons of David Simon’s seminal HBO series The Wire in order to pull out all of the show’s uses of tautology. What is tautology? It’s the repetition of a word to illustrate a concept that doesn’t actually add any clarity to the statement. Typical examples are “what’s done is done,” and “what happens, happens.” In The Wire, it also includes some of the show’s most recognizable quotes like “murders stay murder” and “the king stay the king” (or my favorite, “my name is my name!”) Perhaps even more impressively, the YouTube user Propolandante also managed to put all of these uses in chronological order. It’s great work all around. Check out the three-minute video below; and obviously, there are spoilers if you haven’t watched the show. Since »

- Allison Keene

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Atlanta Readers: Win Passes to See Spy

20 hours ago

When Melissa McCarthy teams up with director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat), she fires on all cylinder, and judging by the positive word out of SXSW, their latest collaboration, Spy, continues that trend. McCarthy plays a CIA analyst who volunteers to goes into the field after all of the agents are compromised by a security breach. I’ve dug the trailers for the film, and Jason Statham, who plays a sidelined spy, is reportedly hilarious in his supporting role. Here’s hoping that we’ve got another great summer comedy heading our way. I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 30 admit-two passes for the Atlanta screening of Spy. To enter for a chance to see the movie early and for free, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “Spy”.  The screening is on Tuesday, June 2nd @ 7:30pm at Landmark Midtown, so don »

- Matt Goldberg

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Ballers: Second Trailer Features Dwayne Johnson Hustling to Sign Star Athletes

21 hours ago

HBO has released the second trailer for Ballers, their upcoming comedic drama about the lives of football players, agents, coaches, and managers in Florida. The series is top-lined by Dwayne Johnson, who plays Spencer Strassmore, a former NFL player who turns in the jersey and pigskin for tailored suits and a deal to sign on former friends and new players as the face of a sports management company, run by a sleazy businessman named Joe (Rob Corddry). The trailer feels very much like a more nuanced vision of the sports world, not unlike a slightly less sensationalized version of Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday. The trailer also teases the inherent trouble that comes from getting into business with your friends or, as Johnson's characters puts it, "monetizing my friendships," which would seemingly be the thematic spine of the anticipated series. Peter Berg directs the pilot episode of the series and Stephen Levinson, »

- Chris Cabin

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