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The Maze Runner Sequel The Scorch Trials Set for 2015 Release

21 September 2014 4:04 PM, PDT

The Maze Runner was released in the Us on Friday and an impressive opening of an estimated $32.5 million has resulted in 20th Century Fox announcing a 2015 release date for the sequel, The Scorch Trials.

The movie was only expected to earn quite a bit less than this, so the fact that it has exceeded expectations has clearly shown the studio that they have a hit on their hands (especially as it took $49 million overseas for a current worldwide total of $81.5 million). Reviews have also been mostly positive so far.

The Scorch Trials will be released on September 18th, 2015, under a year from now. That date means it will square off against Baltasar Kormákur’s Everest and the untitled Whitey Bulger biopic starring Johnny Depp.

Wes Ball will return to direct and shooting is expected to start soon. T.S. Nowlin also returns as writer.

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- Josh Wilding

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Hilarious New Red-Band Trailer for The Interview Starring James Franco and Seth Rogen

20 September 2014 12:12 PM, PDT

Sony Pictures have released a new three-minute red-band trailer for The Interview, and it doesn’t hold back!

In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show “Skylark Tonight.” When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.

As you might imagine, the plot of the movie has caused some controversy and some edits were apparently made in order to make its content less offensive to North Korea as they did not take kindly to the first trailer.

This one delves into the plot of the movie, throwing in plenty of cameos and laughs, »

- Josh Wilding

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Star Wars Spin-off Writer to Pen Big Screen Adaptation of Mark Millar’s Starlight

19 September 2014 2:55 PM, PDT

Comic book writer Mark Millar continues to pen hit after hit, and after the success of Kick-Ass and Wanted, the fact that many of his creations are on their way to the big screen should come as no real surprise. The next will be The Secret Service, directed by Matthew Vaughn and starring Colin Firth and Samuel L. Jackson.

Looking a little further ahead to the future, we have Starlight, the tale of an air force pilot called Duke McQueen. He became a hero in outer space and saved the universe over forty years ago, but when he returned to Earth, no one believed him! Mourning the death of his wife, the much older Duke once again finds himself drafted into action for one final adventure on the planet he saved all those years ago.

It’s an epic space set tale, so the fact Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli »

- Josh Wilding

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Fury Director David Ayer May Direct DC Comics Movie Suicide Squad

19 September 2014 11:39 AM, PDT

Warner Bros. recently announced the release dates for a number of movies based on DC Comics properties, but that list sadly didn’t include any titles! We so know that Zack Snyder’s Justice League will likely be one of them, while Dwayne Johnson will star in Shazam and Aquaman is currently being developed.

Well, we can now add the Suicide Squad to those mentioned above as a variety of sites are reporting this evening that David Ayer (who helmed End of Watch and the upcoming World War II tank drama Fury starring Brad Pitt) is circling the project and happens to also be Warner Bros.’ top choice to take charge of the movie.

Like the comics, the movie will focus on a team of supervillains who are given a chance to shave years from their prison sentences by taking part in missions where the chances of their survival are »

- Josh Wilding

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Go into Orbit with new Interstellar Posters

19 September 2014 11:00 AM, PDT

We’ve seen a phew of these already but here’s the full batch of five posters for Christopher Nolan’s new movie Interstellar. He’s written the script with his brother Jonathan Nolan and we’re mega excited about this movie by the British Dark Knight Directing legend and for good reason, not least because of this trailer!

The movie stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Bill Irwin, Wes Bentley, Topher Grace, John Lithgow, Matt Damon, David Oyelowo and is set for release November 7th so not too long away. Obviously it made our list of movies we still can’t wait to see in 2014 which if you missed is live here.

Check out the posters below and click to enlarge.

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human »

- David Sztypuljak

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Interviews – Douglas Booth, Sam Claflin, Jessica Brown Findlay & Holliday Grainger Talk The Riot Club

19 September 2014 9:13 AM, PDT

The Riot Club hits our movie screens today and our friend James Kleinmann got to chat with the cast about the movie directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education). The movie is based on the play Posh by Laura Wade.

Below we have interviews with Douglas Booth, Sam Claflin, Jessica Brown Findlay & Holliday Grainger, and Max Irons who all give their take on the play Posh and how they got involved in the movie adaptation.

Check out all the interviews below. The Riot Club is in cinemas today. You can see our review of the movie here.

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- David Sztypuljak

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Picturehouse Cinemas to create Seven Screen Cinema in London

19 September 2014 7:18 AM, PDT

Light the beacons! Picturehouse Cinemas have just unveiled new plans to turn part of the Trocadero in central London into a 1000 seat seven screen cinema.

The art-house chain have been granted full planning permission by Westminster Council to transform the former Cineworld multiplex on Shaftesbury Avenue into a West End flagship cinema, due to open in late spring 2015.

Picturehouse Cinemas’ managing director Lyn Goleby said: “This is much more than a refurbishment, we are building a brand new cinema in the heart of the West End.”

However, this doesn’t just look like a mecca for cineastes and film aficionados. The vibrant programme and fantastic location as well as the bars and cafes will make for an exciting new social hub which caters for everybody.

Picturehouse Central will include a New York-style deli open to the public on the ground floor, with a grand staircase leading to a first floor »

- Will Roberts

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FrightFest 2014: Open Windows Review

19 September 2014 7:03 AM, PDT

At this year’s FrightFest the director of Spanish time travelling horror Timecrimes returned with cyber action-thriller Open Windows and comedy-horror Extraterrestrial. If that was not enough, Nacho Vigalondo also returned to the horror anthology following a first tour of duty on the ABC’S of Death, with the Parallel Monsters segment for the ongoing V/H/S found footage series –V/H/S Viral.

For the sake of dramatic escalation we suspect ahead of Nick (Elijah Wood) that not all is above board with the competition he’s won to dine with film star Jill Godard (Sasha Grey), or the reason for its cancellation. Mystery not being the precedence here, it is where this event leads that is of concern, and unfortunately for Nick it leads into his own personalised cyber nightmare where he unwittingly becomes the actress’ stalker.

From Hitchcock’s career long exploitation of the theme of voyeurism and watching, »

- Paul Risker

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Disney’s Billion Dollar Video-Game Takes on Marvel

19 September 2014 6:28 AM, PDT

Disney Infinity is, perhaps, the biggest film related phenomenon most of us haven’t heard of. Their video-game, available on all the latest consoles, provides film tie-in adventures unlocked by purchasing physical toy figures and it’s massive.

Today Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes launches across Europe (and on 23rd in the Us). The starter pack (£52) provides The Avengers adventure and three toy figurines to unlock three characters. Purchasing more toys unlocks more characters to play in the game.

Once you have the starter pack you can also purchase Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man play-set packs that provide adventures for those film franchises at around £30 a pop including two characters.

Although it may sound like an easy way to cash in on these film franchises and leverage a collectable toy line to maximise profits, see it in the hands of children and it starts to make more sense. »

- Andy Robertson

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Win DVD prizes with ‘Magic in the Moonlight’!

19 September 2014 6:18 AM, PDT

To celebrate the cinema release of ‘Magic in the Moonlight’, in cinemas this Friday, we’re giving three people the chance to win a copy of ‘Blue Jasmine’ on Blu-ray and ‘Midnight in Paris’ on DVD.

Set in the 1920s on the opulent Riviera in the south of France, Woody Allen’s Magic In The Moonlight is a romantic comedy about a master magician (Colin Firth) trying to expose a psychic medium (Emma Stone) as a fake. What follows is a series of events that are magical in every sense of the word and send the characters reeling. In the end, the biggest trick Magic In The Moonlight plays is the one that fools us all.

Written and Directed by Woody Allen, the film stars Eileen Atkins, Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, Emma Stone and Jacki Weaver.

Please note: This competition is open to UK residents »

- Competitions

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The Riot Club Review

19 September 2014 5:00 AM, PDT

Inspired by The Bullingdon Club – Oxford University’s exclusive, male-only society for future high-flyers – Laura Wade’s play Posh arrived on the eve of the 2010 general election that saw former Bullingdon members David Cameron and George Osbourne take centre stage in UK government. Director Lone Scherfig’s (An Education, One Day) adaptation of the play, arriving after four years of Conservative rule, should be the scathing destruction of upper-class pomposity we’ve been crying out for. Sadly, The Riot Club never feels clever enough to be a convincing social satire, and is about as subtle as Boris Johnson at a warehouse rave.

The eponymous club is a raucous, ten-man tribute to hedonism; a privileged group of ultra-rich Oxford boys who yearn for the days of a true upper-class, disgusted by the fact that people from all walks of life can get into Oxford nowadays. The film begins with a new »

- Matt Seton

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Grand Piano Review

19 September 2014 4:30 AM, PDT

Elijah Wood has had a strange career. Ever since playing Frodo in The Lord of the Rings movies, the actor has seemingly chosen his projects because they were, above pay or publicity, interesting. And the string of genre flicks he’s recently starred in – Maniac, Open Windows, Cooties – have all been interesting, if not each entirely successful horror pictures, and Wood’s innocent face yet dapper charm has been a sleek fit for them. The same goes for Grand Piano, another of the 2010’s irony-dripping, trope-strangling slashers; thankfully, in no small part to Wood, it generally achieves what it sets out to do, which is to delight and baffle in equal measure.

After an entirely passive credits sequence that seems to last as long as Beethoven’s ninth, we learn that Tom Selznick (Wood) is a first-class pianist – but hasn’t performed live for years, thanks to fluffing a devilishly »

- Gary Green

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20, 000 Days on Earth Review

19 September 2014 4:00 AM, PDT

20,000 Days on Earth is a film concerning places. Geographical ones, figurative ones, emotional states, frames of mind – you name it, it’s explored in this fine, formally inventive documentary about husky art figure Nick Cave. Except, it’s not really about him; although he occupies every moment of the movie either physically, through voiceover, or with his sheer, commanding presence, 20,000 Days on Earth uses its star as a multi-faceted lens, malleable to its ulterior motives, which is to get at something greater than just a single man.

But that single man has many talents, and as an accomplished musician, screenwriter, author, composer, and actor, Nick Cave is a busy one, too. In a sequence that sets the scene for the introspective yet preternatural quality of the film, Cave narrates his waking from slumber, drifting straight out of bed and into his study, intoning with a sort of quizzical portent – and »

- Gary Green

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Six of the Best: James Spader

19 September 2014 4:00 AM, PDT

After having spent  much of his career as a film actor, James Spader found a new lease on career life in TV with the legal comedy drama, Boston Legal. Further film roles beckoned, but now Spader has once again found himself enjoying great success on the small screen in thriller The Blacklist.

Next Monday, the 22nd September, sees the UK DVD and Blu-ray release of season one of The Blacklist, perfectly timed to catch up before season two begins on UK TV in October. The Blacklist could arguably be considered one of Spader’s best roles, but throughout a long career, he has given many great performances. Here are six of the best.

 

Steff – Pretty in Pink

Whilst Spader doesn’t enjoy a great deal of screen time as spoilt rich kid Steff, he does have an important part to play to effectively tell the story at hand. When Molly »

- Barry Steele

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Wish I Was Here Review

19 September 2014 3:30 AM, PDT

Aidan Bloom (Zach Braff) is a dreamer, so much so that when we first meet him he’s thinking about being a space marine in a forest, rather than spending time with his daughter (Joey King), son (Pierce Gagnon) and wife (Kate Hudson) at breakfast before another day of the children’s Jewish private schooling, his wife’s menial job next to a vulgar co-worker (Braff alum Michael Weston) and his very own struggles to achieve his dream of becoming a professional actor. When Aidan’s funding falls through, as his father (Mandy Patinkin) reveals he is suffering from cancer and opting for an expensive new-age treatment, using all his money, Bloom’s life immediately changes. The kids are pulled out of their schooling, the daughter hates losing her friends and not living a traditional Jewish life, his son, however, loves being out of school. Homeschooling with Aidan becomes a learning experience for everybody, »

- Andrew Jones

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Guess Who’s Back in an Unexpected Return to Game of Thrones in Season 5?

19 September 2014 3:10 AM, PDT

This is a post about the HBO series Game of Thrones.

There will be spoilers. In fact from here on in we’re knee deep, soon to be wading in spoiler waters.

In fact, I feel the need to bring back this old friend to warn you, in case you scroll down and find yourself thoroughly spoiled.

 

Thanks Ned. Ok, ready?

Doing the press for his new movie, Dracula Untold, recently Mr. Charles Dance was asked, inevitably, about the grisly demise of his character of Game of Throne, Tywin Lannister. In case you haven’t seen the final show (why are you reading? Didn’t you see our Stark warning above?) the head of the Lannister family, played with bastardly grace by Dance, was shot full of crossbow bolts at the close of last season. Fan favourite Tyrion was the man responsible and while the show hinted at the cataclysmic »

- Jon Lyus

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First Trailer for Tim Burton’s Big Eyes with Christoph Waltz & Amy Adams

19 September 2014 1:00 AM, PDT

Long pegged as a likely awards contender, Tim Burton’s Big Eyes sees the director making his first live-action film without Johnny Depp in over a decade.

Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams take the lead as Walter and Margaret Keane, and now The Weinstein Company has launched the first trailer, giving the first good look at what could well go on to become Best Actor and Best Actress nominations early next year.

Walter Keane became a household name in the 1950s, when his oddly emotional and best-selling paintings of big-eyed children made him a coveted TV talk show guest. But was the art really his? His wife Margaret claims that Walter’s only contributions to the work were his signatures, and the Keanes’ subsequent legal battle will destroy their marriage and lead to a jaw-dropping court showdown that will prove once and for all who the real artist is.

The »

- Kenji Lloyd

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Deadpool Finally Gets a 2016 Release Date; The Fantastic Four Delayed

18 September 2014 3:48 PM, PDT

Wait? Did we actually just type out that headline?! Believe it or not, Twentieth Century Fox have finally given Deadpool a release date and it’s set to reach the big screen on February 12th, 2016.

Tim Miller is still attached to direct, and Ryan Reynolds is expected to star in the long delayed movie.

Though various sites caution that no deal is in place, who else could play the Merc With the Mouth at this point and be welcomed by fans with open arms? Reynolds has been a fan favourite choice to play the character for a number of years, and he would do so in a wasted X-Men Origins: Wolverine cameo.

With this incredibly exciting news comes the disappointing announcement that The Fantastic Four has been delayed. However, we won’t have to wait too much longer for Josh Trank’s (Chronicle) reboot as it will now land on August 7th, »

- Josh Wilding

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Toby Kebbell to Play the Villainous Messala in Upcoming Ben-Hur Remake

18 September 2014 3:35 PM, PDT

British actor Toby Kebbell is on a roll as he’s now in talks to play the villainous Messala in MGM and Paramount’s upcoming remake of the award winning 1959 classic which won Charlton Heston an Oscar.

Kebbell delivered a fantastic performance in an episode of Channel 4’s critically acclaimed Black Mirror and found fame in Hollywood after landing roles in Wrath of the Titans and The Counselor. However, he proved that British actors are always the best choice to play villains as motion-capture creation Koba in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. He’ll also suit up next year as the evil Doctor Doom in Josh Trank’s The Fantastic Four.

In Ben-Hur, Kebbell will play Messala, the man that the title character (who will be played by Jack Huston) hopes to take vengeance on after surviving years of slavery because his best friend betrayed him.

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- Josh Wilding

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The Dark Side Rises: Check Out a New Video of the Episode VII Millennium Falcon (with a little Surprise…)

18 September 2014 8:57 AM, PDT

The glimpses so far from the set of Jj AbramsStar Wars Episode VII have been playful, knowing and full of little surprises.

Recently Zack Snyder and Abrams have been trying to outdo themselves on social media with silly crossovers from their respective films in progress (stormtroopers being arrested by police and so on) but now Abrams has soared into the lead.

We’re saying nothing – just watch the video. There’s also a fairly unsubtle music cue…

This is perhaps the first time that an Easter Egg has appeared before a film has finished shooting but on a basic level there is something amazing about seeing the Falcon up this close.

Your move Snyder…

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- Jon Lyus

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