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Box office preview: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' aims for a cosmic debut

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The motley crew of rebels and mercenaries in Guardians of the Galaxy make their theatrical debut this weekend, and all signs point to a stellar opening. They might not be the most popular or well-known Marvel characters, but strong reviews and an even stronger marketing campaign have helped to drum up interest for these unlikely superheroes, which include an earthling (Chris Pratt), a talking raccoon (Bradley Cooper), and tree (Vin Diesel). As the widest August release in history with a 4,080 screen launch, Guardians is tracking at $65 million, but many analysts think that it has the potential to earn much more. »


- Lindsey Bahr

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Casting Net: Elle Fanning to star in adaptation of Ya book not yet published

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Elle Fanning is attached to star in the film adaptation of the Ya novel All the Bright Places—before the book even hits shelves. The love story by Jennifer Niven is about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die. It won’t be published until Jan. 6, 2015. [Variety]

• Emily Ratajkowski, the model best known for her appearance in Robin Thicke’s controversial “Blurred Lines” music video, will star opposite Zac Efron in the coming-of-age drama We Are Your Friends. The film marks the directorial debut of Catfish star Max Joseph, who co-wrote the script with Meaghan Oppenheimer. »


- Jake Perlman

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Rob Zombie is crowdfunding his new killer clown movie, '31'

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Ever want to be in a killer clown film? Didn’t think so. Ever want to produce one? Well, either way, Rob Zombie is looking for you.

The horror auteur is using the crowdfunding site FanBacked for his newest film, 31. The story: Five random people are kidnapped and held hostage in a place called Murder World in the five days leading up to Halloween. To survive, they have 12 hours to kill their terrifying clown foes in a game called 31.

For the next 60 days, fans who pledge will be rewarded anything from a signed DVD ($50) to an original Rob Zombie clown painting ($2,500). Or, »


- Jake Perlman

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Universal to release 'The Huntsman' in 2016, pushes back 'The Mummy'

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So much happened before Snow White dropped in.

Universal Pictures announced the release date for The Huntsman, a prequel of sorts to 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman with Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron reprising their roles of the Huntsman Eric and evil queen Ravenna. The film, directed by Frank Darabont, will be released on Friday, April 22, 2016 and reveal how the two characters interacted before Snow White ever met a dwarf.

The Huntsman takes the date previously occupied by The Mummy, which will now be pushed back two months to Friday, June 24, 2016. The reboot of the action-adventure films written by »


- Jake Perlman

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Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' gets a November release date

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Mark your calendars for Nov. 7 and don’t forget to record The Daily Show: Open Road Films announced Thursday that it would release Jon Stewart’s directorial debut Rosewater in select theaters on the awards-friendly November date opposite wide-releases Interstellar and Big Hero 6.

The Iranian political drama starring Gael Garcia Bernal as a BBC journalist who was arrested while covering an election protest in Iran and subsequently imprisoned and tortured over the next 118 days is based on Maziar Bahari and Aimee Molloy’s best-selling memoir Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity and Survival. »


- Lindsey Bahr

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'The SpongeBob Movie' hits live-action shores

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This appears to be one of those “write your own adventure” sort of stories.

Nickelodeon just released the trailer for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, which will open next year—and is not to be confused with 2004’s The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. The big change this time around? It looks like SpongeBob’s going to be less animated, and a lot more live-action. (Or at least stop-motion.)

The sequel adds Antonio Banderas as Alameda Jack, a pirate captain intent on recovering the last page to his magical book. SpongeBob, of course, has that page, and when Alameda Jack attacks, »


- Jackson McHenry

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Michael Keaton soars in new 'Birdman' trailer

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Michael Keaton got a career boost when he played Batman in both Batman and Batman Returns, and now he might get another one by playing a new superhero: Birdman.

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman follows Riggan Thomson (Keaton), an actor who’s famous for playing superhero Birdman but is now struggling to get his life together as he puts together a Broadway show. The film, which also stars Edward Norton and Zach Galifianakis, is set to open the Venice Film Festival August 27.

González Iñárritu’s Babel was nominated for both best picture and best director Oscars in 2007 and he most recently directed 2010’s Biutiful, »


- Ariana Bacle

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Dick Smith, makeup artist of 'The Godfather,' 'The Exorcist': A tribute

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Years ago, I asked The Walking Dead’s zombie makeup maestro Greg Nicotero for his fake blood recipe. He said, “I’ve always based my blood on Dick Smith’s formula. His blood has always been the staple of the industry. It’s one of those things where if ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Dick Smith, the Oscar-winning makeup effects legend behind The Exorcist, Taxi Driver, and The Godfather, who passed away on July 30 at age 92, was more than just Hollywood’s sanguine Colonel Sanders with a secret recipe for plasma that became a cinematic standard. He was »


- Chris Nashawaty

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'Into the Woods' teaser trailer: No one sings, but everyone wishes

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You wished, and it has been granted: the Into the Woods teaser trailer has arrived.

Just five months out from the Christmas Day release, the teaser for Disney’s hotly anticipated movie musical adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s beloved 1987 show has hit the Internet, fresh on the heels of a batch of production photos that made their way online Wednesday.

Into the Woods tells the story of a gang of fairy tale characters who enter a dark forest in the hopes of achieving their deepest wishes. The film stars Meryl Streep as the Witch, James Corden as the Baker, Emily Blunt »


- Marc Snetiker

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How much of 'Dog Day Afternoon' is a true story? Find out in 'The Dog'

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On August 22, 1972, a man named John Wojtowicz attempted to rob a bank in Brooklyn to pay for his lover’s sex-change operation—at least, that is what has been long believed. The bungled heist would later inspire Sidney Lumet’s classic 1975 film Dog Day Afternoon, which starred Al Pacino as “Sonny Wortzik” and John Cazale as his fellow robber, Sal. Now, four decades on, Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren have made The Dog, a documentary which relates the real, incredible true story of that August day, and what happened to Wojtowicz afterwards.

The Dog premieres in theaters on Aug. 8 and »


- Clark Collis

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Someone re-created the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' trailer with Legos

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If you’re really looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy and also happen to really like Legos, today is off to a pretty decent start. YouTube user Forrest Whaley, along with fellow animator Sean Willets, put together a Lego-fied version of one of the movie’s TV spots, and it’s quite charming. Even green Dave Bautista looks adorable. »


- Joshua Rivera

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'Bending the Light' director Michael Apted on the future of the camera

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Veteran director Michael Apted investigates the art of the lens in his new documentary Bending the Light, which takes audiences inside a lens-making factory to explore the relationship between artists and their tools. Apted spoke to EW about the film (set to premiere at the Traverse City Film Festival on Aug. 3), the challenges of being afforded a “rare glimpse” inside an otherwise secure factory, the cultural influences of his Up series, and whether or not he thinks it might have inspired Richard Linklater’s Boyhood.

EW: Why did you choose this subject matter?

Michael Apted: Canon wanted to open »


- Lindsey Bahr

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Casting Net: Jamie Foxx to play Mike Tyson

30 July 2014 5:51 PM, PDT

Jamie Foxx will reportedly play Mike Tyson in an untitled biopic. Terence Winter is set to write. Rick Yorn, Foxx’s manager, will produce. The project is still in the works and is currently without a studio. Though HBO released 1995’s Tyson, this is the first feature film to follow the controversial boxer. [Variety]

Dakota Johnson will star in the Luca Guadagnino-directed A Bigger Splash. Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes have signed on as well, and Michael Costigan will produce. The film, based on the 1969 French crime drama La Piscine, follows a triangle that develops between a couple and a »


- C. Molly Smith

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'Blood Meridian' deserves a director who understands the Western genre

30 July 2014 4:10 PM, PDT

With James Franco’s recent test footage for his not-to-be Blood Meridian film adaptation now online, it’s time to think about what we want from a movie version of the landmark novel. Franco shot that test footage a few years ago and showed it to Scott Rudin, who owns the rights to the novel, but Rudin seems to have turned him down—and should continue to do so.

So Franco, instead, directed another movie adaptation of a Cormac McCarthy novel: Child of God. The movie comes out this week, and Franco wrote a piece for The Daily Beast explaining »


- Jacob Shamsian

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Our dream cast for the 'Goldfinch' movie

30 July 2014 3:55 PM, PDT

Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel The Goldfinch was picked up for a movie adaptation by Warner Bros. on Tuesday. The book tells the story of Theo Decker, whose mother is killed in a museum bombing and whose father wants little to do with him. During the bombing, Decker stole The Goldfinch, the 1654 painting by Carel Fabritius, which he keeps hidden from the world. The book is 800 pages long and spans decades, so compressing it all into one movie will be a challenge. The cast of characters is small but memorable, and since it’s so high-profile, could attract a »


- Jacob Shamsian

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Nat Wolff on how 'Paper Towns' is sort of like 'The Godfather'

30 July 2014 3:15 PM, PDT

The first time Nat Wolff heard about John Green’s Paper Towns, he was on the set of another John Green adaptation, The Fault In Our Stars. It was then that producer Wyck Godfrey suggested that Wolff give Paper Towns a read. As Wolff puts it, Godfrey didn’t quite wink at him, but “there was something behind” the suggestion. So Wolff quickly read the book, loved it, and four months later, picked up his phone just in time to be offered the lead role of Quentin “Q” Jacobsen in a Paper Towns film adaptation. According to Wolff, he said »


- Samantha Highfill

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Quentin Tarantino, J.J. Abrams, and other directors are trying to save Kodak

30 July 2014 2:43 PM, PDT

In just a few years, digital video has overtaken film-based shooting by an overwhelming margin. But in the interest of staving off premature extinction, a group of directors have banded together to keep the Eastman Kodak Co. making movie film.

The Wall Street Journal reports that a group of directors, led by the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, Judd Apatow, and J.J. Abrams (who is filming Star Wars VII on film) pushed studio heads into negotiations with the film company. These discussions, which the WSJ broke the lid on, revolve around promises to buy a set quantity of film for the next several years, »


- Jackson McHenry

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Director Brian Trenchard-Smith talks John Cusack thriller 'Drive Hard'

30 July 2014 1:40 PM, PDT

Brian Trenchard-Smith has been a director for 40 years and has made around the same amount of movies, from 1975’s George Lazenby-featuring action film The Man from Hong Kong through 1986’s cult film Dead End Drive-In to last year’s straight-to-dvd thriller Absolute Deception, which starred Cuba Gooding Jr. “I’ve never met a green-light I didn’t like,” chuckles the urbane auteur.

Trenchard-Smith is one of Quentin Tarantino’s favorite filmmakers and a frequent contributor to Joe Dante’s fantastic Trailers from Hell website, alongside such fellow Tfh “gurus” as Guillermo del Toro, Edgar Wright, and John Landis, and »


- Clark Collis

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Here's a deleted scene that was too gross for 'Divergent'

30 July 2014 1:25 PM, PDT

If you’re a fan of Veronica Roth’s Divergent—as well as the film series it’s spawned—you know that the book is markedly more violent than Summit’s first adaptation. How much more violent? Well, in volume 1, a Dauntless initiate named Edward ends up leaving his new faction after a pair of his rivals stabs him in the eye with a butter knife. The sequence was left out of the first Divergent movie entirely… though evidently, not until after it had been filmed.

Want to see the movie’s Edward writhe in pain, clutching his bloody eye »


- Hillary Busis

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New 'Interstellar' trailer shows off film's amazing visuals

30 July 2014 1:13 PM, PDT

Christopher Nolan made his first-ever appearance at Comic-Con this year, promoting his new film, InterstellarThe Dark Knight director took the opportunity to present a trailer for the Paramount/Warner Bros. film, and now that clip has been released online.

Set to music presumably by the film’s composer Hans Zimmer, the new trailer showcases Interstellar’s stunning visuals and focuses on the relationship of Matthew McConaughey’s character with his children. In the film, McConaughey plays an engineer who, along with several other scientists and astronauts, journeys through a newly discovered wormhole to save the world.

The film also stars Michael Caine, »


- Chancellor Agard

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