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Trevorrow Talks "Jurassic World" Hybrid Dino

14 hours ago

Following that Chris Pratt photo earlier, "Jurassic World" director Colin Trevorrow has spoken with EW about the film and brought up the topic of the dinosaur talked about in the trailer - the genetically modified hybrid said to be a far more lethal variation on the Tyrannosaurus Rex:

"There are dinosaurs and there’s the other—there’s this thing that is not one of them, that is not of them. There’s a lot of bold new ideas in the movie and I’m pushing it as far forward as I can. I know Steven didn’t want me to make a carbon copy of the earlier films. So we’re going for it.”

The article also includes a photo of Chris Pratt in the film in a scene that was glimpsed at the end of the trailer. Click here to check that out. »

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Cinemas Won't Show "Team America"

14 hours ago

Yesterday came word that famed Texan cinema the Alamo Drafthouse would replace cancelled screenings of “The Interview” with a free screening of the 2004 satire "Team America: World Police".

Now, that plan has been cancelled as Paramount Pictures, the studio behind "Team America," will not offer it for exhibition. In an official statement, a rep for Alamo Drafthouse said: “We can confirm that the screening of ‘Team America’ was canceled as the film was pulled from release. We are issuing refunds to those that purchased tickets.”

This all follows on from “The Interview” being yanked yesterday from release next week due to a terrorist threat.

Source: Variety »

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Two More Photos from Netflix's "Daredevil"

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Two new photos have gone online from Netflix's upcoming Marvel TV series "Daredevil" which is due to premiere on the video streaming giant next year.

Both images show star Charlie Cox in character as the blind Matt Murdock - by day he's a lawyer, by night a vigilante fighting for justice in Hell's Kitchen. One of the shots shows him in a black Frank Miller inspired costume which already appeared in another batch of stills released earlier this year.

The new EW also features a piece on Marvel's Daredevil show for Netflix. pic.twitter.com/gNc6LcMKCn

— Film Divider (@FilmDivider) December 18, 2014

Source: Entertainment Weekly »

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First Look: Chastain In "Crimson Peak"

17 hours ago

Though shot a while back, we've yet to really see anything from Guillermo del Toro's foray into classic haunted house gothic horror with "Crimson Peak" at Legendary Pictures. Today, a scan from an EW article has gone online giving us a first look at Jessica Chastain in the R-rated, character-driven thriller which is set within a three-story Victorian mansion that was entirely custom built for the project.

The story follows an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds.... and remembers. Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, and Charlie Hunnam also star in the film which won't hit cinemas until October 16th.

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Final Trailer: "American Sniper"

17 hours ago

The first trailer for Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" remains one of the best previews of the year, even though it was essentially a single scene sequence. Today, Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled the full trailer for the movie which is in the more regular style and gives us a better idea of what to expect from a movie that is popping up on quite a few critical Top 10 lists for the year. It is currently slated for a wide release next week.

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"Afterlife with Archie" To Get A Film Or Show

17 hours ago

Archie Comics Jon Goldwater participated in a Reddit Ama this week and was asked various questions about "Afterlife With Archie," the popular horror spin-off of the classic comic series.

One surprising revelation in the Q&A was that the comic could well see a screen adaptation shortly. Goldwater says:

"As for film and TV - the answer is Yes! Absolutely! This is something that will be happening at some point in the near future - nothing to announce just yet, but rest assured it will happen."

The comic sees Sabrina the Teenage Witch bringing Jughead's beloved pet Hot Dog back to life, an act which unleashes a zombie apocalypse in Riverdale and Archie must lead the survivors out of town.

Berlanti Productions and Warner Brothers Studios are currently developing the regular "Archie" comic into a TV series. »

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First Trailer: "True Story"

17 hours ago

Ahead of its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival next month, Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for director Rupert Goold‘s upcoming dark drama "True Story".

Based on real events, Jonah Hill plays a disgraced New York Times journalist who strikes up a head-spinning relationship with accused murderer Christian Longo (James Franco).   The film is slated for a general theatrical release on April 10th.

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"Orphan Black" S3 Dated, New Trailer

17 hours ago

BBC America has unveiled a specially crafted teaser trailer for the third season of its acclaimed sci-fi drama "Orphan Black". Tatiana Maslany reprises her multiple clone roles in the trailer, along with another face who will be familiar to those who saw the second season finale. The network has also confirmed that the ten-episode season will premiere in the United States on April 18th.

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Steam Controller Gets Another Redesign

17 hours ago

After offering an initially quite bold and revolutionary design, Valve's upcoming Steam Controller has seen at least three key redesigns with a diagram of the latest incarnation leaking out today.

The initial controller sported a very original if controversial take with the two circular trackpads, a touch screen and some oddly placed buttons. Each subsequent iteration however seems to make it more and more generic.

The new version features an analogue stick, four main buttons and two trackpads. One of the trackpads now seems to support a D-pad as well. It's expected the new controller will be glimpsed at the Gdc 2015 convention in March.

Source: Valve Time »

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Photo: Pratt & Raptor In "Jurassic World"

18 hours ago

To celebrate Christmas, Universal is offering a big ol' slice of beefcake with a shot of buff and tanned Chris Pratt standing poised with a velociraptor in the upcoming "Jurassic World". The film's director Colin Trevorrow tweeted the photo from the movie's editing room where the project is currently in the midst of post-production. Pratt's character is reportedly a dino behavioural specialist who studies and works with the beasts. The film itself hits June 12th.

Happy Holidays from the editing room. Do not try this at home. pic.twitter.com/cL755EHExw

Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) December 17, 2014 »

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Telltale Plans A "Minecraft" Game Series

18 hours ago

They did it for comics ("The Walking Dead," "The Wold Among Us"), games ("Borderlands") and TV ("Game of Thrones"), now narrative-driven, multi-chapter game developer Telltale Games is teaming with "Minecraft" developers Mojang to develop a new game series combining their signature works.

Entitled "Minecraft: Story Mode," the first chapter of the narrative-driven series is set to debut next year. The project is set in the world of Minecraft, but the series will feature an original story driven by player choice.

It will Not be an add-on for the game, but rather a stand-alone product that will premiere in 2015 on consoles, computers and mobile devices. Like Telltale's previous efforts, it will be released episodically. The game will "mix new characters with familiar themes, in an entirely original Minecraft experience, inspired by the Minecraft community".

Source: Mojang »

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Evangeline Lily On "Ant-Man" McU Link

18 hours ago

She slays Orcs galore in the just released "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," but actress Evangeline Lilly has more recently been working on Marvel Studios' "Ant-Man".

In a new interview with CNN for "The Hobbit," Lilly spoke about her role of Hope Van Dyne in "Ant-Man" and how the film is essentially one big heist movie which links back to other Marvel Studios movies in one key way:

Potential Minor Spoiler Ahead

"I've been astounded to discover how good to their teams and crew that Marvel are. They're so collaborative, so smart with their stories. They have rich, dynamic characters which are so much fun to play. I expected I'd be a cog in the wheel of a big machine - I wasn't sure I'd like this experience. But I've been so astounded at how pleasurable the whole experience has been.

[Hope] is the daughter of the founders of The Avengers, »

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"The Fly" Gets A Comic Sequel

18 hours ago

David Cronenberg's 1986 creature feature classic "The Fly" is getting a comic book sequel.

Brandon Seifert ("Hellraiser," "Witch Doctor") is penning the five-issue miniseries entitled "The Fly: Outbreak" which follows the almost-human son of Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) who is trying to find a cure for his mutated genes.

He appears to discover a breakthrough, but it's one that anyone exposed to risks being turned into a monster as well. Artist menton3 ("Silent Hill," "Monocyte") will paint the interior and cover art.

It sounds as though the film will ignore the events of the actual film sequel, 1989's "The Fly II," which Cronenberg wasn't involved with. Renny Harlin developed another sequel called "Flies" which never filmed, while Cronenberg was said to be considering a sequel recently - one that was deemed "too radical" by the studio.

Source: Heat Vision »

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Moffat On Harkness, Song "Doctor Who" Return

18 hours ago

Current "Doctor Who" show runner Steven Moffat has revealed that he is open to having two key characters he introduced to the world of 'Who' back on the show - Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and Professor River Song (Alex Kingston). He tells Zap2It:

"It's never, ever closed off. It's all about 'Do you have a story that's worth it? Unless you've got a story that is absolutely informed and invigorated by their presence, just bringing a character back in an ordinary story won't do...

Both River Song and Jack Harkness are massive characters in 'Doctor Who' mythology. Their returns would have to be seismic, not routine. Sometimes you have to know when a story's over, you do. One of the things you always want to say is 'leave them wanting more.'"

These days Barrowman and Kingston are recurring guest stars on The CW's "Arrow," playing »

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Carell, Verbinski Thriller "Pyongyang" Cancelled

18 hours ago

In the wake of the cancellation of next week's release of "The Interview," studios developing projects involving North Korea are having serious second thoughts about the subject.

20th Century Fox and New Regency have already made a decision and have opted not to proceed with "Pyongyang" which had Gore Verbinski set to direct and Steve Carell attached to star. Production was aiming to begin in March.

In the wake of the cancellation, Verbinski himself issued the following statement to Deadline:

"Getting the facts straight: Yesterday, I was told by New Regency and Fox that Fox will no longer be distributing the film. Prior to that, the film was green lit and fully funded by New Regency with Fox distributing.

I have been told in no uncertain words that based on the situation at Sony, Fox has now decided to not distribute the film. Without a distributor, New Regency was forced to shut the film down. »

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Texas: "Interview"? No. "Team America"? F--- Yeah

17 December 2014 7:03 PM, PST

Beloved Dallas-Fort Worth cinema The Alamo Drafthouse has come up with one solution to the hole left by the cancellation of the release of Sony's "The Interview". The cinema chain had intended to screen the movie until it was pulled, instead they now plan to show free screenings of 2004's "Team America: World Police".

…but now we'll be showing Team America in it's place…for Free(Dom). Because America, F Yeah. http://t.co/7A7p6ApIIE pic.twitter.com/U3EEqQU1Px

— Alamo Drafthouse Dfw (@AlamoDFW) December 17, 2014

The cult marionette comedy from "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone revolves around the father of current North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and sends up overblown U.S. action blockbuster filmmaker.

American flags and other patriotic items will be given out by theater employees says creative manager James Wallace who adds: "we're just trying to make the best of an unfortunate situation. »

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Sony Cancels "The Interview"... What Now?

17 December 2014 6:49 PM, PST

Though the hacking of Sony Pictures has been dominating entertainment trade paper headlines for much of the past month, the past 36 hours has seen a flurry of activity culminating in the news a few hours ago that the studio is cancelling the Christmas release of its Seth Rogen and James Franco-led comedy "The Interview".

What really changed the game wasn't the original cyber-attack or the information that came out of it, but rather a threat by the hackers, a mysterious group called the 'Guardians of Peace', yesterday regarding the release of "The Interview". The threat suggested North American cinemas playing the film could be subjected to a potential terrorist attack.

The Department of Homeland Security weighed in on the matter a few hours later, saying it hadn't discovered evidence of an active plot against U.S. theaters planning to show the film. Even so, theater chains balked at the »

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Serkis Shoots Down "Star Wars" Rumors

17 December 2014 12:54 PM, PST

Despite rumors to the contrary, actor Andy Serkis tells that he is only playing one character in J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens".

Searches was asked about rumors of him playing both a live-action character, and a CG motion capture character in the film. He responded: “No that's not true at all. I can say I only play one character."

Asked if his role is a CG or live-action one, he says: "I can't say a single thing about that. I'm sorry. These things will all come out in the fullness of time, I promise." He does add that: "The character …ye's been through some stuff."

He also confirms his voiceover in the trailer was not altered, that's his actual voice in character: "That is the character. There's no digital manipulation. That's just me". He also says he had no idea his voice would play such »

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Peter Jackson Open To More Middle-Earth

17 December 2014 10:47 AM, PST

After living and breathing the world of J.R.R. Tolkien for much of the past few years, filmmaker Peter Jackson understandably wants to take a break from Middle-Earth for his immediate next project following the release of "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies". He tells Variety the plan is to do a much smaller budget drama next along the lines of his famous 1990's film "Heavenly Creatures".

Jackson says: "We really feel a bigger urge now to not continue with another Hollywood blockbuster for a while, but to go back and tell some New Zealand stories," confirming that he and wife/writing partner Fran Walsh are currently working on adapting several true stories into screen tales.

That isn't going to stop him from exploring the latest in technology and entertainment opportunities that arise from it such as the Oculus Rift: "We're right on the cusp of a major upheaval »

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Third "Hobbit" Scores $11.2M In Previews

17 December 2014 10:42 AM, PST

Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," the final film in the trilogy, held preview screenings in the U.S. last night ahead of the general release today and pulled in a considerable $11.2 million. That's behind the $13 million in previews for 2012's 'An Unexpected Journey' but ahead of the $8.8 million for last year's 'Desolation of Smaug'.

The previous two films opened on a Friday and scored $84 million and $73 million opening weekends respectively, so estimating how well 'Five Armies' will do with its Wednesday opening is tricky. It is, however, expected to score at least $75 million through Sunday.

Reviews wise the film looks like it'll end up the weakest of the three, but not my much. It currently stands at 60% (6.3/10) on Rotten Tomatoes and 59/100 Metacritic, with further results likely to push those numbers a smidgen down. Compare that to 'An Unexpected Journey' with 64% (6.6/10) on Rt & 58/100 on Mc, »

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