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Russell Crowe directs himself in 3 new featurettes from The Water Diviner

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Russell Crowe has returned to his native Australia for his directorial debut, The Water Diviner.

The film follows an Australian farmer (Crowe) who travels to Turkey after the First World War in search of his sons who went missing in the Battle of Gallipoli. It’s understandable that the patriotic Crowe settled on the Gallipoli campaign, as the battle is the focal point of Australia and New Zealand’s “Remembrance Day” equivalent, Anzac Day.

For The Water Diviner, Crowe has enlisted the help of breakout Australian actor Jai Courtney, who you may recognize as the Dauntless recruiter (and probable psychopath) Eric in The Divergent Series. Quickly making a name for himself in the “geek” scene, Courtney has been cast as Kyle Reese in Terminator Genisys and Deadshot in Suicide Squad.

The Water Diviner also stars Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace), and will play select Cineplex theatres in Toronto, »

- Sasha James

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New Mad Max: Fury Road trailer: Tom Hardy, sand, and survival

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Cult director George Miller is back behind the camera to reinvent, re-imagine, and reboot his own film franchise with Mad Max: Fury Road.

It’s not quite a sequel to the 1979-1985 Mad Max trilogy starring Mel Gibson, but it’s not a total re-do either.  Recasting Tom Hardy in the Mad Max role, Miller’s new film takes place sometime between the first mad Maxfilm and the beginning of The Road Warrior, and isn’t meant to provide continuity between the latter two films.  Same desert, different story.  Confused yet?  Don’t be.  This is a Mad Max for generations new and old, aiming to please both diehard fans of the original trilogy and newcomers to the franchise.

In Fury Road, Max finds himself being chased through the dessert by a gang of road warriors when he comes face-to-face with a tribe of female combatants led by a buff »

- Rachel West

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Christopher Plummer gets revenge in exclusive trailer for Remember

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With The Sound of Music celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year, our fondness for Christopher Plummer, the musical’s leading man, is at an all-time high. The eighty-five-year-old Order of Canada recipient has enjoyed an upswing in prominence in recent years, becoming the oldest person to win an Academy Award.

In his newest film, Remember, Plummer discovers that the Nazi guard who murdered his family some seventy years ago is living in the States under an assumed identity. Will Zev (Plummer), an old man himself, successfully embark on a cross-continent road trip for justice, uncovering long-hidden secrets, or is it much too late?

Directed by Canadian film icon Atom EgoyanRemember also stars Martin Landau and “Breaking Bad”’s Dean Norris.

Watch the exclusive trailer for Remember, starring Christopher Plummer, below!

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- Sasha James

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Melissa McCarthy goes undercover in the brand new Spy trailer

22 hours ago

Who doesn’t wish their 9-to-5 was a little more exciting?  

For Susan (Melissa McCarthy), working as an analyst for the CIA is certainly a little more thrilling than most desk jobs, but it doesn’t exactly come with the glamour and glory that her partner (Jude Law) and top agent Rick (Jason Statham) get heaped upon them.  Now, glorified desk jockey Susan is getting her wildest dream fulfilled when both her partner falls off the grid and Rick’s cover is compromised: she’s going undercover for the CIA to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer and prevent a global catastrophe in Spy

Writer-director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) seems to delight in putting McCarthy in a variety of wigs and awkward situations opposite the always-hilarious Alison Janney, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, and Peter Serafinowicz

The film recently bowed at SXSW to positive buzz and lots of laughs. »

- Rachel West

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Soundtracking Noah Baumbach's While We're Young

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Noah Baumbach unveiled his latest offering – While We’re Young – back in Spetember with a world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and now it's finally making its way to Cineplex screens across the country. In keeping with Baumbach’s cinematic output to date, his latest leans on a carefully selected soundtrack as a key storytelling tool.

This time out Baumbach looks at the divide between the current crop of 40-somethings (personified by the lead couple, Josh and Cornelia, portrayed by Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts) and their millennial 20-something counterparts (Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried).

The premise may seem to write itself: The older generation fears and disavows the music of the one that follows it and makes endless cracks about “back in the day.” Baumbach, however, doesn’t take the bait. Instead, he uses the music to cleverly differentiate each generation’s relationship to music.

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- Shane McNeil

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Meet Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver in The Avengers: Age of Ultron featurette

30 March 2015 2:03 PM, PDT

Two brand new actors are joining the ranks of the Avengers in the upcoming Age of Ultron.  Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen team up with Robert Downey Jr. and co. as Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in the new superhero film from Joss Whedon.

The characters are twins whose skills and personality complement one another, adding a new layer to the established Avengers team.  Taylor-Johnson is no stranger to playing the hero.  The actor starred as the titular Kick-Ass in both Kick-Ass movies, and of course, appeared briefly in an uncredited scene as his Quicksilver character next to Olsen’s Scarlet Witch in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  The film will be Olsen’s first outing as a superhero since the actress’ filmography typically skews indie however she and Taylor-Johnson both shared screen time in last summer’s blockbuster Godzilla.

We spoke with the two newest recruits at Comic-Con where Olsen »

- Rachel West

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Quiz: Get behind the wheel of our car-themed movie quiz!

30 March 2015 8:29 AM, PDT

It’s time to put the pedal to the metal as the Furious 7 races into Cineplex theatres this week.  We’re shifting into overdrive and coming up with as many car puns, um, I mean quiz questions as we can in our movie quiz this week where we are talking cars, car movies, and chase sequences.

With the seventh film in the franchise getting into gear to take over the box office, Vin Diesel and co show no signs of slowing down yet as the gang is reunited on the big screen in Furious 7 as bad boy Dominick Shaw (sfranchise newcomer Jason Statham)  is out for vehicular vengeance against Dominic (Diesel) and his Furious family including Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, and Jordana Brewster.  LudacrisWonder Woman Gal Gadot, Kurt Russell, Luke Evans, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, and Elsa Pataky round out the cast.  The film of »

- Rachel West

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