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Daniel Radcliffe gets dark in the new Horns poster

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Daniel Radcliffe is no stranger to making movies with a darker tone (many of the Harry Potter movies were very dark, The Woman in Black was a horror) but his upcoming film Horns is taking a turn down an even more twisted path.

This Halloween we will see Radcliffe with literal horns growing out of his head on the big screen, but if you can’t wait until then, check out the latest poster for the film that was released on author Joe Hill's official Tumblr just in time for Comic-Con.

The film, based on the popular novel by Joe Hill (son of horror genius Stephen King), follows Ig Perrish, who wakes up with horns growing out of his head following the mysterious murder of his girlfriend (played by Juno Temple). That’s all evident in this poster, with Radcliffe and his horns looking like an undead version of Mr. »

- Amanda Wood

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Paul Rudd is Marvel’s Ant-Man in first poster for film

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Over the last few years, Marvel has basically owned San Diego Comic-Con. From their Iron Man and Guardians of the Galaxy panels to their Avengers reveals, the studio’s presence at Comic-Con has been strongly felt since the firstIron Man movie, and this year is no exception. We’re assuming their Saturday panel will feature the next wave of films in the Marvel Universe, including The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America 3 – and, if we’re lucky –Doctor Strange, and the rumoured Black Widow spin-off.

There is a lot still up in the air and unconfirmed, but Ant-Man, starring Paul Rudd as Hank “Ant-Man” Pym andMichael Douglas, will definitely be present this year in San Diego. As such, Marvel has released an exclusive Ant-Man poster for the convention, which features the art of Andy Park.

Ant-Man will be directed by Peyton Reed, who takes over the reins from cult favourite Edgar Wright. »

- Sasha James

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Get crazy in love with first trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey

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“Mr. Grey will see you now.”

Journalist Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) has her first interview with the “intimidating” Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan), a billionaire tycoon with very specific preferences in the bedroom, in the first trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. Anastasia doesn’t know that quite yet, but she’s about to, according to the trailer that was released today forSam Taylor-Wood’s adaptation of E.L. James’ best-selling novel.

The best part of the trailer? The breathy Beyoncé soundtrack. Good move with the “Crazy In Love,” Fifty Shades. Good move.

Fifty Shades of Grey also stars singer Rita Ora, “True Blood”’s Luke Grimes, and Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River). Check out the trailer for the film below, and let us know which shirtless shot of Jamie Dornan is you're favourite. »

- Sasha James

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Scarlett Johansson's Top 10 Movies

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Scarlett Johansson wakes up at the beginning of Luc Besson’s Lucy with a bag of a powerful new drug surgically placed in her stomach. Now an unwilling drug mule, she tries to resist. Her captors accidentally facilitate her escape when she realizes that the new drugs have leaked into her system, making her inexplicitly and increasingly more intelligent. Maybe it wasn’t the best idea to basically create a super-soldier with revenge at the forefront of her mind, and then let her go free.

Before Lucy hits theatres this Friday, we wanted to celebrate the beloved actress with a breakdown of her top ten films thus far. Check out the list below to see if your favourite ScarJo film made the list!

The Avengers (2012)

Reprising her role as Natasha Romanoff from Iron Man 2, Johansson’s role grew in Marvel’s The Avengers, giving her much more screen time as Black Widow. »

- Sasha James and Amanda Wood

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Smaug takes over first poster for The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

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San Diego Comic-Con hasn’t even started, and we already have a brand new poster for Peter Jackson’s conclusion of his Hobbit trilogy – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The poster gives a glimpse into what will no doubt be one of the huge scenes of the film, where the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) goes one-on-one with Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans) in Lake-town.

“The Defining Chapter” of the Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, will also star Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Ian McKellen as Gandalf with Lee PaceEvangeline LillyCate Blanchett,Richard ArmitageOrlando BloomHugo WeavingBilly ConnollyChristopher Lee, and Aidan Turner.

Below is the poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies with a bonus first still from set, featuring McKellen and Evans:

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- Sasha James

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Jake Gyllenhaal is an underground crime journalist in Nightcrawler teaser

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Hot on the heels of yesterday’s first Tiff line-up announcement, Nightcrawler unleashes its first teaser trailer upon us.  The film which stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo was just listed on the slate of films heading to the Toronto International Film Festival in September where it will make its world premiere.

The hotly anticipated film has been steadily increasing early buzz that was generated around Gyllenhaal’s weight loss for his role as Lou Bloom, a desperate man who stumbles into the underground world of crime journalism in Los Angeles.  While his drop in weight may not be as drastic as Christian Bale or Matthew McConaughey who have each lost severe amounts of weight for previous roles, Gyllenhaal’s loss hollows out the youthful-looking actor giving us something we haven’t seen before.

In the film, Bloom joins a group of a freelance camera crew who film the highly-marketable »

- Rachel West

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Comic-Con by the numbers: Check out this infographic!

23 July 2014 1:21 PM, PDT

The cool people at MTV are at it again.

Natasha Taylor and Amelia Rossi have created a very interesting infographic (a by-the-numbers graphic that rounds up cool info – hence infographic) for all you Comic-Con fans that also happen to be fans of fun facts.

The fittingly comic strip-style infographic has a bunch of wild facts about the convention, ranging from how long the lines get (spoiler alert: pretty long) and how many volunteers it takes to keep the whole event running smoothly (a surprisingly small number). »

- Amanda Wood

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Sinister Six spinoff to come next for Spider-Man

23 July 2014 12:54 PM, PDT

The Spider-Man franchise will detour next with a Sinister Six spinoff in 2016, pushing The Amazing Spider-Man 3 to 2018.

Sony's Columbia Pictures announced its updated schedule for the web-slinger Wednesday. By ordering Sinister Six ahead of the next Spider-Man movie, the studio hopes to expand the franchise with the group of Marvel super-villains.

Sinister Six, to be directed by Drew Goddard, is one of two spinoffs planned for the Spider-Man universe. No date has been set for the other offshoot in development, Venom. »

- Cineplex.com and contributors

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It’s all up to Chloë Grace Moretz in new trailer for If I Stay

23 July 2014 12:42 PM, PDT

Based on Gayle Forman’s wildly popular bestselling novel, If I Stay follows Mia (Chloë Grace Moretz), a talented cellist en route to Julliard, who falls in love with a guitar player named Adam (Jamie Blackley) – as one does if you are a teenaged girl. Her bright future gets thrown into question, however, when a tragic car accident forces her into limbo between life and death.

This looks like the very definition of a “tearjearker,” and we’re intrigued to see Moretz, who is known for genre fare like Kick-AssLet Me In, and Carrie, in the role of Mia. The Fault In Our Stars crowd is going to love this one.

Check out the brand new trailer for If I Stay, which heads to theatres in August, below: »

- Sasha James

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I Love You, Bro Montana: The best bromances in Hollywood

23 July 2014 8:00 AM, PDT

San Diego Comic-Con is upon us, and it's truly a showcase for some of the greatest Hollywood bromances out there – like “Sherlock” and The Hobbit’s Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin FreemanThe Avengers’ Mark Ruffalo andRobert Downey, Jr. (“Science Bros”), and X-Men’s Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.

Not all of our favourite “bros” will be attending Comic-Con, but some of their films definitely will be! Nick Frostand Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) are lending their voices to The Boxtrolls. Let’s Be Cops, starring “New Girl”’s BFFs Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson, will be there. Also, The Maze Runner will be in attendance, and that movie is shaping up to be “Bromance: The Movie.”

It’s up to you to pick the best bromance in Hollywood. There can only be one – yes, like Highlander. Throughout the duration of San Diego Comic-Con, voting will be »

- Sasha James

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New Jurassic World poster comes roaring in just in time for Comic-Con!

22 July 2014 11:53 AM, PDT

Does it feel like production on the latest Jurassic Park sequel, Jurassic World, is taking forever? Maybe it’s just us, because we’re pretty excited about it.

In honour of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow released the first poster for the film via his official Twitter account. Featuring beautiful artwork by Mark Englert, according to Trevorrow the poster will be available at Comic-Con to a “resourceful few”. Our guess is that you’ll have to be more than resourceful to get your hands on one of these.

The poster contains quite a few clues about where Trevorrow is going with this new Jurassic Park installment, the most obvious being the return of my favourite and yours, the velociraptor. At first glance, it seems to just be standing on Isla Nublar, but a closer look reveals a mangled and plant-covered Park vehicle with a clutch of eggs in it. »

- Amanda Wood

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Exclusive motion posters for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay debut online

22 July 2014 11:00 AM, PDT

So far, we’ve seen two short addresses from President Snow (Donald Sutherland) to the Districts of Panem. His message is simple: fall in line or suffer the consequences. We all know he’s really talking directly to Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), especially given that Snow purposely set up these addresses to show off the fact that her friends and allies Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Johanna (Jena Malone) are perfectly content (if somewhat glum), standing shoulder to shoulder with District 1.

But what’s really going on with Peeta and Johanna? Why are they supporting Snow? The last time we saw the pair, they were abducted from the Quarter Quell arena and Katniss threw a fit when she learned that Haymitch (Woody Harrelson) and Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) directly disobeyed her explicit wishes that they save Peeta over her, if given the chance.

Peeta and Johanna’s storyline is a highlight of the Mockingjay book, »

- Sasha James

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Dwayne Johnson on the man behind the myth in Hercules 1-on-1

22 July 2014 9:30 AM, PDT

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson transforms himself into the legendary Hercules, in a passion project that’s a dream come true for the actor.

This isn’t the typical Hercules that’s the stuff of legend or what we’re used to seeing on-screen when we think of the mythical half-mortal son of Zeus.  Johnson’s Hercules is a man beaten down after the Twelve Labours that made him famous, working as a sword-for-hire with a really cool lion hat as he struggles with the sins of his past. 

Directed by Brett Ratner (Rush Hour), this Hercules draws more from the graphic novel by Steve Moore than it does directly out of legend, or say, the animated Disney film.  In his latest big screen incarnation, Hercules (Johnson) has his life tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter call upon the legendary swordsman to defeat a tyrannical warlord. 

Co-starring John Hurt, »

- Rachel West

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Toronto International Film Festival unveils first wave of films for 2014

22 July 2014 9:18 AM, PDT

The Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff), which runs from September 4 to 14 this year, has announced its initial lineup of films. This is the first of a handful of announcements for the festival, and as always, the first announcement focuses on its Galas and Special Presentations -- the films with the flashiest names.

The initial slate of fifty-nine films includes thirty-seven world premieres, boasting those from Noah Baumbach,Lone Scherfig, and Chris Rock – yes, that Chris Rock. Premieres have been a contentious subject this year on the film festival circuit, as Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Tiff, threw down the gauntlet, announcing that the festival would not play a film in the first four days of its schedule if it was also programmed concurrently for the Telluride festival.

Whether or not this was the right move, Tiff has still managed to secure the films of Noah BaumbachDavid Cronenberg, Lone Scherfig, »

- Sasha James

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Author Lois Lowry sheds light on The Giver

22 July 2014 8:00 AM, PDT

Author Lois Lowry gives us a behind-the-scenes look at The Giver and adaptation of her best-selling teen 1993 novel.

Memory and knowledge is a key theme in the plot of the film as young Jonas (BrentonThwaites) is selected for the job of Receiver of Memories in his utopian society where strife and pain no longer exist.  As the vessel which stores the memories of the past in case they should ever need to be called upon, Jonas partners with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), the one who holds the collective memory of their people.  Jonas and The Giver face a dilemma as to whether or not they should let their community continue on blissfully unaware of the full spectrum life has to offer outside the “Sameness” propagandized by the government.  

The book on which the film is based has long been a staple in school curriculum and now finds itself getting the »

- Rachel West

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Ethan Hawke goes back and forth in time in Predestination trailer

21 July 2014 3:39 PM, PDT

Ethan Hawke (Before Midnight) reunites with the directors of Daybreakers for another jaunt into genre. This time Hawke and the Spierig brothers are tackling time-travel with their next film, Predestination. Hawke plays a “temporal agent” – a professional time-traveller – whose job it is to go back and forth through time, changing history to save lives. His next target is the mass murder of 11,000 people by a terrorist called “Fizzle Bomber.”

Predestination also stars newcomer Sarah Snook and Noah Taylor (Almost Famous, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider). No word yet on when it’ll hit theatres.

Check out the trailer for Predestination below, and remember that you can catch Ethan Hawke on the big screen right now in the critically acclaimed film by Richard LinklaterBoyhood.

For more Ethan Hawke, see our list of his top five roles from slacker to Sunrise. »

- Sasha James

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First look at a gaunt Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler

21 July 2014 11:49 AM, PDT

A video featuring a gaunt-looking Jake Gyllenhaal popped up on YouTube over the weekend as part of an online viral campaigns for the upcoming Nightcrawler.  Don’t get your hopes up of seeing Gyllenhaal join the next wave of superheroes.  Despite the superhero-sounding title and X-Men character of the same name, has nothing to do with mutants or fighting bad guys.

In Gyllenhaal’s Nightcrawler we see a man desperate for his big break when he stumbles upon the underground world of Los Angeles crime reporting.   In the video called “Hard Worker Seeking Employment” uploaded by Louis Bloom, the name of the character Gyllenhaal plays in the film, we get our first look at the actor as a man reeking of desperation who is willing to do what it takes to succeed through hard work.

Get your first look a Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler below:  »

- Rachel West

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Soundtracking: Boyhood

21 July 2014 8:45 AM, PDT

While much of the attention surrounding Richard Linklater’s newest film Boyhood has been on the fact that it took 12 years to film, its massive soundtrack also warrants its share of the spotlight.

The film’s musical selections sprawl the entire 12-years Mason (Ellar Coltrane) spends on camera in the film and even reaching back for some classics at times. The film and the soundtrack are an impressive and expansive undertaking for the 54-year-old Linklater.

But instead of reaching back for Boyhood, Linklater largely works within the confines of Mason’s life. The artists that dominate the film are the artists that have driven both the creative trends and popular successes of the last dozen years, in equal measure.

Huge hits like Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” and Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” are counter-weighted with influential artists such as Arcade Fire (who have two tracks featured), Flaming Lips and Wilco amongst others. »

- Shane McNeil

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Watch: Benedict Cumberbatch breaks the code in first trailer for The Imitation Game

21 July 2014 8:39 AM, PDT

Considering The Weinstein Company paid a record $7 million to secure the rights earlier this year, it's no surprise that The Imitation Game has gone on to become one of the most highly anticipated films of 2014. The first trailer for the biopic arrived today, fast on the heels of the announcement that film will have its European premiere as the BFI Film Festival opener in October. The big question then becomes is there still a chance the early Oscar contender could hit Tiff in September for its world debut?

The film sees Benedict Cumberbatch star as mathematician Alan Turing, the man behind the cracking of the German's WWII Enigma code and the British team at the top-secret code-breaking centre at Bletchley Park. Though Turing is credited with significantly shortened the war and saving thousands upon thousands of lives across the world, he went on to be persecuted for his homosexuality, rather than lauded for his contributions, »

- Emma Badame

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Quiz: All About Scarlett Johansson

21 July 2014 8:24 AM, PDT

She’s been turning heads on and off screen since her role in 2001’s Ghost World caught the attention of indie movie lovers everywhere.  And with her breakthrough role in Lost in TranslationScarlett Johansson jumped into mainstream consciousness and launched her career in the spotlight.

It’s hard to believe that it’s only seen a decade since Johansson wandered the streets of Tokyo with Bill Murray in Lost in Translation.  Since then, Johansson has chosen roles in everything from rom-coms to action flicks, became Woody Allen’s muse, and slipped into skin-tight leather and held her own with the men and mutants of The Avengers and its upcoming sequel.

Johansson’s latest on screen incarnation sees the actress as the titular Lucy, a woman who is forced to work as a drug mule for the mob in Taiwan.  When a massive quantity of the smuggled drugs inadvertently leak into her system, »

- Rachel West

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