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Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill sign up for Coens

11 July 2014 3:28 AM, PDT

Actors hailing Caesar. Scarlett Johannson and Jonah Hill are in talks to join the cast of Hail Caesar, the next film from the Coen brothers. Already signed up to the movie, a comedy set in 1950s Hollywood, are Josh Brolin and George Clooney; Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes and Hill’s 22 Jump Street co-star Channing Tatum are also in talks to star. »

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The Raid Movie Review, Trailer, Pictures & News

10 July 2014 8:54 AM, PDT

Welsh writer-director Gareth Evans throws down the action gauntlet with this see-it-to-believe-it siege drama set in an Indonesian tower block. Taking the slimmest of stories – a Swat team heads into a run-down apartment building that houses Jakarta's most dangerous criminals – he delivers a non-stop barrage of bullets, broken bones and bloody hell that will leave you reeling, gasping, applauding and cheering. Action junkies, prepare for the ultimate hit. »

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The Emperor and the White Snake Movie Review, Trailer, Pictures & News

10 July 2014 8:48 AM, PDT

Demon-hunting sorcerer Fa Hai (Jet Li) discovers a 1,000-year-old spirit White Snake (Eva Huang) has disguised herself as a woman to win the heart of a young herbalist (Raymond Lam). When she uses her supernatural powers to save her town from a mysterious disease she unwittingly allows the sorcerer Fa Hai to detect her presence, putting her life in danger. Action director Ching Siu-Tung helms this fantasy film based on an old Chinese legend. »

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Red State Movie Review, Trailer, Pictures & News

10 July 2014 8:21 AM, PDT

Three randy college kids are lured into a honey trap by Melissa Leo's trailer park temptress only to find themselves the prisoners of a lethally fundamentalist Christian church. Their actions are strictly limited – they can take their chances with the crazy congregation and suffer a bullet to the head for their (perceived) sins or they can flee and face up to Federal Agents with a shoot-to-kill mandate. Director Kevin Smith brews up an explosive mix of testosterone-charged teens, fire-and-brimstone nutters, shady by-the-book government agents and closet gay sheriffs in a scatter-gun satirical broadside at post 9/11 America. »

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Boyhood Movie Review, Trailer, Pictures & News

10 July 2014 4:07 AM, PDT

Filmed over a twelve year period, director Richard Linklater's truly unique film follows the life of Mason (Ellar Coltrane), as he quite literally grows up on screen. We join Mason aged six, watch as he grapples with adolescence, and concludes as he graduates from high school and heads to college, aged 18. Surrounding Mason are his divorced parents (Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette) and older sister (Lorei Linklater) who also grow and evolve around him. »

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Begin Again Movie Review, Trailer, Pictures & News

10 July 2014 3:06 AM, PDT

Bristolian busker Gretta (Keira Knightley) finds herself alone in the Big Apple when she discovers that her college sweetheart has been cheating on her. Belting out tunes in an East Village bar, she catches the ear of washed-up music business executive Dan (Mark Ruffalo). He's moments from stepping in front of a train but finds his lust for life rekindled by the elfin minstrel. »

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What's new at the cinema

10 July 2014 3:05 AM, PDT

No scaling back . Five years after uniting Viking and dragon kind, How To Train Your Dragon 2 sees young hero Hiccup and his scaly best friend Toothless take to the air to stop a vengeful warlord from destroying the peace. As the mission unfolds, Hiccup must draw on all his courage to face a daunting future, the foes of the present, and - after following a mysterious figure into a hidden dragon realm - a long-lost part of his past. »

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Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie Movie Review, Trailer, Pictures & News

10 July 2014 2:47 AM, PDT

In this big screen spin-off from the successful TV series, Dublin granny and foul-mouthed matriarch Mrs Brown has to use all her wits to fight off a predatory corporation that wants to shut down her fruit and veg stall in the city's Moore Street. market. Writer and star Brendan O'Carroll serves up the same innuendo-laden fare that made the TV series a massive popular hit. »

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Second teaser for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

10 July 2014 1:55 AM, PDT

The Mockingjay lives! Here is the second teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, the third in the planned series of four movies based on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy. Like the first teaser, it takes the form of a mock propaganda commercial for the fictional oppressive state of Panem, led by the villainous President Snow (Donald Sutherland). »

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The Longest Yard

9 July 2014 3:53 AM, PDT

Adam Sandler shows how tough his nut is in this remake of Robert Aldrich's 1974 comedy drama as the jailed quarterback ordered to lead a ragtag team of inmates in a match practice against slippery warden James Cromwell's brutal prison officers. Chris Rock provides wise-cracking support, rap star Nelly makes a solid movie debut, and original star Burt Reynolds returns to play the cons' vengeful coach. As Sandler fans will expect, it'll hurt them more than it hurts you. »

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Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger

9 July 2014 3:50 AM, PDT

Patrick 'son of John' Wayne plays Persian swashbuckler Sinbad in this quest to free a prince from the spell of an evil sorceress. Jane Seymour plays the prince's foxy sister while former Dr Who Patrick Troughton adds a bit of old-school magic as a legendary spellcaster. It's witchcraft and derring-do from the start, with Ray Harryhausen providing another menagerie of exotic creatures from skeletal demons to a mechanical minotaur. »

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McCabe and Mrs Miller

9 July 2014 3:48 AM, PDT

Robert Altman's western drama stars Warren Beatty as an enigmatic chancer who goes into business with an ambitious English prostitute (Julie Christie) to set up a lavish brothel for the sex-starved citizens of a frontier town. Never one to stay on the beaten track, Altman cast his usual idiosyncratic gaze upon the West and came up with an adult view where men are men and women are... available. »

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The Last Boy Scout

9 July 2014 2:57 AM, PDT

Washed-up private eye Joe Hallenbeck (Bruce Willis) hooks up with down-and-out ex-quarterback Jimmy Dix (Damon Wayans) to try to find out who murdered the football player's stripper girlfriend (Halle Berry). The trail leads into a violent world of political corruption and high-stakes gambling as bullets fly and the body count gets higher. Director Tony Scott is an old hand at this turb-charged mayhem while Shane Black's script feeds Willis plenty of wisecracks. »

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9 July 2014 2:48 AM, PDT

Robin Williams was on a roll when he played a man trapped inside a board game's invisible jungle for almost 30 years. Williams is as endearing as ever and there's also the chance to see Spider-Man star Kirsten Dunst in one of her earliest roles. A fantastical family hit thanks to lively direction from Honey I Shrunk The Kids director Joe Johnston, neat special effects and a refreshingly subtle moral message. »

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9 July 2014 2:38 AM, PDT

Tom Hanks won his first Oscar as a gay lawyer who takes his firm to court when he is sacked after his colleagues discover he has Aids. Class act Denzel Washington is the attorney who takes the case against his better judgement while Antonio Banderas goes against his natural macho grain as Hanks' lover. An involving drama from Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme, the film presents its case with grace and dignity - and without resorting to placard-waving histrionics. »

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The Bridge on the River Kwai

9 July 2014 2:33 AM, PDT

David Lean's epic tale of stoicism and fortitude from World War Two stars Alec Guinness as the British officer who, given little choice, commands his fellow PoWs to build a strategic railway bridge for their Japanese captor. William Holden is the American saboteur in charge of the Allied operation engineered to undo all their work. With hard-baked ideas of morality and defiance appearing to crack under the Asian sun, the only certainty is that you'll never forget how to whistle the theme tune. »

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9 July 2014 2:32 AM, PDT

Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones put on the razzle-dazzle in director/choreographer Rob Marshall's Oscar-winning adaptation of the hit Broadway musical. After killing her no-good husband, Roxie Hart (Zellweger) is transformed into a national celebrity by the slickest lawyer Billy Flynn (Richard Gere). But Roxie's rise doesn't sit well with her fellow jailbird and Flynn's most famous client, the scheming Velma Kelly (Oscar-winner Zeta-Jones). »

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9 July 2014 2:12 AM, PDT

Tobey Maguire packs a perfect Peter Parker as the friendly neighbourhood geek who is transformed into a web-slinging crimefighter after being bitten by a genetically altered spider. Completely aware that with great power comes great responsibility, director Sam Raimi does Stan Lee's comic-book hero true justice with a yarn which is both visually stunning and emotionally engrossing. Willem Dafoe provides Spidey's first nemesis as the maniacal Green Goblin while Kirsten Dunst puckers up a treat as girl-next-door Mary Jane Watson. »

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The Exorcist

9 July 2014 1:55 AM, PDT

One of the finest occult chillers of all time, the diabolic action centres around a 12-year-old girl - Regan (Linda Blair) - who falls inexplicably ill and begins to demonstrates signs of demonic possession. After unsuccessful psychiatric treatment, her mother Chris (Ellen Bursytn) turns to the church in the form of experienced exorcist Father Merrin (Max Von Sydow) and his doubt-ridden assistant. Based on the novel by William Peter Blatty, director William Friedkin chillingly fashions a truly disturbing - and controversial - tale of supernatural terror. »

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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

9 July 2014 1:52 AM, PDT

Proving there's no rest for the wicked, after vanquishing the liquid metal T1000, Arnie's unstoppable android is sent back to the past to protect young revolutionary John Connor (Nick Stahl) from SkyNet's newest robo-assassin, the Terminatrix (Kristanna Loken). Homeland's Claire Danes also finds herself in the firing line as the latest lady in Connor's life. But ultimately, the future of mankind is once again in the Teutonic cyborg's hands. »

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