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Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett Join Andy Serkis' Jungle Book

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Yesterday we learned that Benedict Cumberbatch has joined Andy Serkis' film production of The Jungle Book: Origins as Shere Khan. Today he's been joined by a great cast of actors that includes Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris, Tom Hollander, Eddie Marsan and Peter Mullan. They will all voice various characters in the story. The movie also stars Rohan Chand (Bad Words) as the human boy Mowgli. Serkis will also take on a role in the film.

Bale is set to take on the role of the panther Bagheera, Blanchett will voice the snake Kaa, Hollander will be the jackal Tabaqui, Mullan will voice the leader of the wolf pack Akela, Harris is the female wolf Nisha, Marsan is her mate Vihaan, and Serkis will play Baloo the bear.

The movie will be released more than a year after Disney and Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book, which comes out on October 9th, »

- Joey Paur

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Barely Legal Pawn - Comedy Short with Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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"Barley Legal Pawn" is a hilarious comedy short that stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul as a couple of pawn shop owners. Julia Louis-Dreyfus comes into the picture when she walks into the shop to offload her Emmy Award. The comedy short is sponsored by Audi and was posted by the Television Academy in anticipation of the upcoming Emmy Award ceremony. I hope you enjoy the video!

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- Joey Paur

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J.K. Rowling Releases Potterverse Story on Singing Sorceress Celestina Warbeck

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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has released another story from the Harry Potter universe and it focuses on the backstory of the singing sorceress sensation Celestina Warbeck. 

In an article for Today.com, Rowling wrote, "Celestina Warbeck is one of my favourite 'off-stage' characters in the Harry Potter series, and has been part of the Potter world ever since its inception, making an early appearance in the short-lived 'Daily Prophet' series I produced for members of the equally short-lived fan club run by my British publisher, Bloomsbury." 

You can read the full story on Pottermore.com, but here's a little taste from it:

Celestina has sometimes lent her name and talents to good causes, such as raisingfunds for St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries with a recording of Puddlemere United's anthem 'Beat Back Those Bludgers, Boys, and Chuck That Quaffle Here'. More controversially, Celestina was vocal in her »

- Joey Paur

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Intense Trailer for Stephen King's A Good Marriage

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Another story from the master of horror, Stephen King, has been adapted into a feature film. A Good Marriage is based on a novella that was part of King's Full Dark, No Stars short story collection. The script for the film was also written by King.

The story follows a happily-married, middle-aged couple who seem to have spent a perfect life together. Then one day the wife (Joan Allen) finds evidence indicating that her husband (Anthony Lapaglia) is a serial killer whose crimes have gone unpunished.

I've read the story and it's really good. There's a lot of heavy suspense in it, and it looks like that suspense has carried over into the movie. 

The film co-stars Kristen Connolly and Stephen Lang and is set to be released on October 3rd.  »

- Joey Paur

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GeekTyrant Vs - Han Solo and Chewbacca Vs. Rocket and Groot

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Our Guardians of the Galaxy-themed GeekTyrant Vs streak continues this week, pitting Han Solo and Chewbacca Vs. Rocket and Groot. These are two pairs of characters that both make a great team, but which team is better? There's the older classic that a lot of us grew up with, and a new instant classic that fans will continue to love in the years to come. Watch the rant battle in the video below, listen to the team arguments, and let us know what pair of characters you like better! 

To catch up on previously released episodes, click on the link below!

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- Joey Paur

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Is Scoot McNairy The Flash in Batman V Superman?

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As of right now there is no official information on who Scoot McNairy (Halt and Catch Fire, Argo) is playing in Zack Snyder‘s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Some new photos from the set of the film have surfaced, though, that hint at the actor possibly playing Barry Allen, a.k.a. The Flash.

CosmicBookNews came across to set photos of McNairy sporting some green chroma-key colored knee-high socks. This is the kind of stuff they use when they are going to add in some special effects. 

Basically there is some speculation now that the green socks could be to later add some kind of some speed effects to McNairy’s legs. We do know that The Flash does play a part in the film, we just don't know who is playing him. If you connect the dots, this could be him, but again, there's no confirmation. This »

- Joey Paur

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10 Fun Facts about The Wizard

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Yesterday we posted an action figure of a character named Lucas Barton from the classic 1989 video game movie The Wizard, the kid who busts out the Nintendo Power Glove. It reminded me of how much that I loved that movie when I was a kid, so I thought I'd put together a list of fun facts that you may or may not already know about the movie. Here you go! 

During the final Video Armageddon scene, the last game used was "Super Mario Bros. 3." It was meant to be revealed in the movie before it was released on the Nes. The first time we got to see the game was when the film was first released in theaters.Several Nes games appear in the arcade scenes. In the late eighties and early nineties, Nintendo had an arcade cabinet called Play Choice Ten. These cabinets would allow the gamer to choose »

- Joey Paur

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Trailer for the War Thriller 71 with Jack O'Connell

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300: Rise of An Empire co-star Jack O'Connell stars in a upcoming war thriller called 71. He plays a character named Gary, who is "a young English squaddie abandoned by his unit in Belfast at the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland." He ends up being stranded in hostile territory, and he sets out on a journey to escape through the riot-torn city.

This is the feature film debut of director Yann Demange, and it will be released in the UK on October 10th. There's no U.S. release date yet, but it looks like a really good movie, so hopefully it gets released here so we can see it. 

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- Joey Paur

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What if Deadpool and Harley Quinn Had Kids? - Funny Fan Art

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Artist Marco D'Alfonso hilariously imagines what it might be like if Deadpool and Harley Quinn had kids. The art was inspired by the 1990s sitcom Married With Children, and I've got to say that this would make an amazing series! Of course, this Marvel and DC mashup will never ever happen even though it should. Someone should make a web-series! I know this art is kind of old, but I hadn't seen it until today. Thanks to io9 for the heads up! »

- Joey Paur

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Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips Wanted for MacK Bolan

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Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to the Mack Bolan book series written by Don Pendleton. The stories revolve around the Bolan character, who is an anti-terrorist operative. The studio is looking to build it as a starring vehicle for Bradley Cooper, and they also want Todd Phillips to come on board to direct it — Cooper and Phillips worked together on the Hangover films. The film will be written by Shane Salerno as soon as he's finished with James Cameron's Avatar 4.

According to Deadline, Salerno said his goal is to make a “relevant, grounded and gritty, real-world, PG-13 action-drama film series" with the elite commando Bolan as its catalyst for a trilogy. This could be a big action franchise for Cooper, who recently played Navy Seal Chris Kyle in the Clint Eastwood-directed film American Sniper.

Here's some additional information on the books and characters from Wiki:

Mack Bolan, »

- Joey Paur

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Watch Robin Williams Learn Animation in Back To Neverland

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"Back to Neverland" is a short film that featured legendary newscaster Walter Cronkite and Robin Williams that took audiences on a tour through the different stages of hand-drawn animation. It even features Williams being turned into an animated character, one of the Lost Boys from Peter Pan. The film was a part of an attraction at Disney MGM Studios called "The Magic of Disney Animation." It was made in 1989, two years before Williams would star in the live-action Peter Pan sequel, Hook. I've never seen this before and it's really entertaining so I'm sure you'll enjoy it! Thanks to /Film.

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- Joey Paur

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Star Wars Rebels Release Date Announced

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Disney and Lucasfilm have set a premiere date Star Wars Rebels! The great looking animated series will make its debut with a one-hour movie called "Spark of Rebellion" on Friday, October 3rd, at 9 p.m. Et/Pt on Disney Channel. The series itself will then make its premiere Monday, October 13th at 9 p.m on Disney Xd. 

A sneak preview of "Spark of Rebellion," screened at San Diego's Comic-Con last month, and it will be available to users of the Watch Disney Xd app and on WatchDisneyXD.com starting Monday, September 29th. You can find more details on that in the press release below.

The story unfolds during a dark time when the evil Galactic Empire is tightening its grip of power on the galaxy. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet and are ruining the lives of its people. The motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost -- cowboy Jedi Kanan, »

- Joey Paur

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Halloween: The Next Chapter Being Prepped by Dimension Films

6 hours ago

Dimension films is getting ready to get their new Halloween film into production. They were previously developing Halloween 3D, but that title has been changed to Halloween: The Next Chapter.

The news comes from Schmoes Know, but there isn't much information on what The Next Chapter will bring, but it will be the 11th film in the franchise that was started by John Carpenter in 1978. The movie is also sure to have Michael Meyers going around killing people with a butcher knife. 

The last two Halloween films were done by Rob Zombie, and I didn't really care for them. They didn't even feel like Halloween films. It is suspected, though, that The Next Chapter will continue from the events of the 2009 release, which is a bloody shame. They should make the next film as if those last two movies didn't exist.

There's also no word on when we might expect the film, »

- Joey Paur

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Incredible Comic Book Cover Art by Mike Del Mundo - Deadpool, Wolverine, and More

19 hours ago

You've got to check out this stunning collection of comic book cover art created by Mike Del Mundo. This stuff is the pretty spectacular, and if you're not familiar with his work yet then today is your lucky day. The illustrations you see here come from the covers of comics such as Deadpool, Wolverine, Electra, X-Men, Iron Man, Hulk and more. The guy's style is just so cool, and I love that he can change it up and do different things with it.

Via: Geek Draw »

- Joey Paur

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Review: Let's Be Cops Falls Flat

20 hours ago

The TV spots and trailers for Let’s Be Cops made me extremely excited for this movie. I love both Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. as actors, as they both have a tendency to sign on to projects that have a very unique brand of humor. Their performances in other works have always left my sides aching. But this film just falls kind of flat. All of the best jokes were played out in the various marketing materials, and the ones they didn’t spend were overplayed and predictable, which was a bummer since the ads and the casting made me confident there would be some original humor in it.

Johnson plays almost exactly the same character he does on Fox’s New Girl, which is both a positive and a negative, since over the past seasons, Nick has become the reason I watch the show. But I was »

- Jake Smith

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Female Superheroes and the Big Screen

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Everyone seems to be talking about a solo female superhero movie lately. And sure, I think it has a lot of potential, but there is one sentiment that makes me cringe every time it gets mentioned. People keep saying how we, as a society, are finally ready for a solo female superhero film. Guess what! We aren’t finally ready for a solo female on the big screen. We’ve been ready for a good, long while now, and the reason we haven’t had a successful female superhero flick has nothing to do with the gender of the hero.         

Now, prepare yourselves. Take some deep breaths. Count to ten. Whatever you need...  Because we're going to look at some history. 

There is no doubt that women, both real and fictional, have not always been treated as well as they should have been. It’s been a long road to »

- Douglass Poulsen

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Kevin Feige on Fan Demand for Black Panther and Captain Marvel

21 hours ago

Marvel has been planning out their movies for years. They've set out a plan and they're following through with it. It's not like they can just start throwing in characters they haven't planned for yet. A lot of fans voice their requests for Marvel characters that they'd like to see on the big screen, and two of the most requested characters are Black Panther and Captain Marvel. I've always trusted that Marvel would eventually get around to introducing these characters, as soon as the cinematic universe they've built allows for it and at a time that makes sense. 

While speaking with IGN, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was asked about bringing those two characters to the big screen, and this is what he said:

"They're both characters that we like, that development work has been done, it's continuing to be done on, and certainly it's the question I get asked more than anything else, »

- Joey Paur

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Supercut of Every Death in Quentin Tarantino's Films

21 hours ago

Here's an entertainingly blood-filled supercut of every death from the films of Quentin Tarantino. It was edited together by Jaume R. Lloret, and here are the list of films included in the video:

- Reservoir Dogs (1992)

- Pulp Fiction (1994)

- Jackie Brown (1997)

- Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)

- Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)

- Death Proof (2007)

- Inglorious Basterds (2009)

- Django Unchained (2012)

Enjoy!

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- Joey Paur

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Full Trailer for Homeland Season 4 - "Tyranny of Secrets"

22 hours ago

Showtime has released a full trailer for Homeland Season 4, and it's going to be really interesting to see where they take story, especially after what happened in Season 3. This show is insane, and I love the darkness and mystery that surrounds it.

The next season will find Carrie (Claire Danes) assigned to a new station in the Middle East and back on the front lines while Saul considers his role outside of the CIA.

The new season will premiere with back-to-back episodes at 9 p.m. on October 5th.

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- Joey Paur

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Edgar Wright's Visual Jokes — A Video Essay

22 hours ago

Ant-Man started filming yesterday (you can see the first photo of Paul Rudd as Scott Lang here), and while I genuinely wish director Peyton Reed the best of luck, I am still mourning the loss of Edgar Wright, just a little bit. Not because no one else could possibly tell a good Ant-Man story, but because as far as directors go, Wright is maybe the best, most inventive visual stylist in the game, and now it’s going to be another two or three years before we see a new feature from him.

How good is Wright? Take a look at this video essay from Tony Zhou in which Zhou schools comedy directors in how to tell a joke visually, with your camera, by showing clips of all the great visual jokes Wright comes up with. And they are many, and they are good. While a lot of directors just »

- Mily Dunbar

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