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Netflix Landing Streaming & Theatrical Deal For Cary Fukunaga's 'Beasts Of No Nation' With Idris Elba

8 hours ago

Netflix threw their hat in the Oscar ring this year with the acclaimed documentary "Virunga," but it looks like they are setting their sights even higher for 2016. A movie we listed on our Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2016 Best Picture Contenders as one that could surprise in the awards season race is Cary Fukunaga's "Beasts Of No Nation." And not only is the film done, it's already screening for distributors and the streaming service is looking to take the movie. Deadline reports that Netflix is closing a deal a worldwide deal for the movie worth $12 million bucks, and that they will be bringing it to theaters and to their platform as well. This is a major coup for the company, one that will only serve to raise their cachet as a major player in Hollywood (if they aren't already). And this movie certainly has the markings of tough but potent drama. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Jennifer Lawrence To Star Steven Spielberg’s War Photographer Memoir Adaptation 'It’s What I Do'

8 hours ago

Steven Spielberg is busy, busy, busy. The director is currently getting his next movie ready, the untitled Cold War thriller starring Tom Hanks which will be released this fall (and which we think will be an Oscar contender). After that, he's got "The B.F.G." due in 2016, and among the projects on his potential plate is "Indiana Jones 5" possibly with Chris Pratt, and the Ptsd military drama "Thank You For Your Service.” Now, he's got another military movie brewing with one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood attached. Deadline reports that Jennifer Lawrence will star in Spielberg's adaptation of the memoir, “It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life Of Love and War.” Photojournalist Lynsey Addario penned the book about her time in Afghanistan, Africa and Iraq. Here's the synopsis:  War photographer Lynsey Addario’s memoir It’s What I Do is the story of how the relentless pursuit of truth, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Release Date & Official Synopsis Revealed For The Wachowskis' Netflix Series 'Sense8'

10 hours ago

Okay, so "Jupiter Ascending" was a total nightmare and let's never talk about it again, but for those who still hope that The Wachowskis can truly deliver the kind of original sci-fi fans have been waiting for since "The Matrix," they have another shot with Netflix's "Sense8." And it already sounds fucking bonkers. "We told Netflix we were like, 'We're only interested in doing this. It's going to be so hard, it's not very much money. We're only interested in it if we can do anything. And I mean anything. Like crazy psychic orgies with all sorts of different bodies.' And they were like, 'Yeah sure, cool great,' " Lana Wachowski said last month, with Andy adding: "It's science fiction but it's more about humanity. It's about everything...we have live births…Babies coming out of vaginas…" Um, okay. Now here's an actual synopsis that sounds a little more manageable, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Listen: 2 Hours Of Director's Commentary By David Fincher For 'House Of Cards' Seasons 1, Episodes 1 & 2

11 hours ago

Did you stumble into the office today bleary-eyed, perhaps with cheesy puff dust still under your fingernails? Then like many across the country and around the world, you spent the weekend hunkered inside, with your cell phone off, binging on "House Of Cards" season three. We'll have our take on it soon, but until then, why not take a trip back to the episodes that started it all? As you know, the show's executive producer is none other than David Fincher. He directed the first two episodes of "House Of Cards" way back in season one, and you can hear his commentary tracks for those shows below. The downside? You don't get the visuals to go along with his words. The upside? It's two hours of Fincher talking about about "House Of Cards." It's an interesting way to see how Frank Underwood was introduced and how he's evolved since, as well as the approach Fincher, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'Insurgent' Soundtrack Features M83, Haim, Lykke Li, Imagine Dragons, & More

11 hours ago

The ingredients for Ya franchises were set by "Twilight" and copied by everyone else: cast rising young actors in the lead roles, tell a dystopian/fantasy tale mixed with tortured romance, and then dump some indie rock on top to sell the feels. "Insurgent" continues to work with that playbook and the soundtrack details for the upcoming sequel have arrived. Frankly, it's a bit sparse, with Lionsgate clearly showing things were on a bit of a budget here. There are only seven songs (versus sixteen for "Divergent"), but M83 is back for another round, teaming with Taylor Swift's besties in Haim. Woodkid is also back, pairing up with Swedish chanteuse Lykke Li. The terrible Imagine Dragons inflict their work on everyone as well, with Sohn, Anna Calvi, and a couple more rounding out the package. It's not exactly the most abundant mixtape, but superfans will probably still be pleased. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Drew Goddard To Write And Direct Sony & Marvel's 'The Spectacular Spider-Man'; 'Sinister Six' Scrapped

12 hours ago

Maybe this isn't a surprise to those who have been keeping a close ear to the ground on the ever-spinning web of rumors surrounding the Marvel/Sony Spider-Man team up, but the reboot (or whatever they'll spin it as) now has a guiding force and it's one that should surely make fans happy. Latino Review reports that Drew Goddard has been tasked to write and direct the tentatively titled "The Spectacular Spider-Man" (keep those adjectives coming!). And they have some interesting details about what the broad strokes of the solo movie will entail (**spoiler alerts ahead folks**). Thankfully, this new movie will ditch telling audiences the origin story for a third time, and thank god for that. Instead, the the plot revolves around Spider-Man "auditioning" to join the Avengers, which makes sense considering rumors that suggest he plays a significant part in "The Avengers: Infinity War."  But what about "Sinister Six"? Well, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2016 Best Picture Contenders

13 hours ago

The good news: last year’s Oscar season is over. The bad news? This year’s Oscar season has begun. Obviously, this doesn’t mean you have weeks of Q&As and gaudy pull-quote ads to process, but by this time last year, “Whiplash,” “Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Boyhood,” three of this year's big winners, had already premiered. And you can bet that publicists and executives have already started planning their campaigns for the next season, even when the films are only just entering production. And as we’ve done for the past few years, we’re exorcising our demons and spending the week running down some of the premature possibilities for films that have been released so far that seem at a distance like they could have the right stuff for Oscar gold. And first up is Best Picture. Last year, we did horribly, partly because some seemingly sure things didn’t materialize (“Unbroken, »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Watch: Original Short Film Version Of 'Whiplash' Starring Oscar Winner J.K. Simmons

13 hours ago

Writer/Director Damien Chazelle must be enjoying his well-deserved recent success after his excellent debut feature “Whiplash” was nominated for five Academy Awards and took home the gold for Editing, Sound Mixing and Best Supporting Actor. However, there was a time when Chazelle’s original feature screenplay about the sado-masochistic relationship between an ambitious jazz drummer and his abusive instructor wasn’t necessarily a hot commodity in Hollywood. Perhaps if Chazelle was willing to add a scene a la "Fifty Shades Of Grey" involving a leather-bound J.K. Simmons whipping a bound and gagged Miles Teller while asking him if he’s rushing or dragging, he could have secured funding for his project. But Chazelle evidently decided to stick to his principles and subsequently failed to get his film off the ground via the strength of his screenplay alone. So he decided to film a section of his screenplay as a short, »

- Oktay Ege Kozak

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SXSW 2015 Will Present World Premiere Of John Hughes' Restored 'The Breakfast Club'

14 hours ago

There is the '80s, there are teenage movies, there are coming-of-age movies, and then there's John Hughes' "The Breakfast Club." There could have been no better entry to kick off our feature 15 Classic Teen Rebellion Movies, and  the movie turns thirty years old this year. Anyway, the SXSW Film Festival is going to kick off the birthday party in grand style. Festival organizers have announced they'll present the World Premiere of the restored "The Breakfast Club." The screening will take place on March 16th with Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy in attendance. The event is part of a month of all things 'Breakfast Club,' with the movie arriving on Blu-ray and DVD on March 10th in a new anniversary edition, which will be followed by a nationwide theatrical release on March 26th. Special screenings will be preceded by a featurette with comments from cast members, Diablo Cody, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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First International Poster For 'Gone Girl' Author Gillian Flynn's 'Dark Places' Starring Charlize Theron

14 hours ago

Last fall, audiences were captivated by the outrageous adventures of Amazing Amy in David Fincher's "Gone Girl," so much so that it appears many forgot about another Gillian Flynn adaptation that has been in the can for a while now: namely"Dark Places," starring Charlize Theron. While you might think an A-list leading, big screen take on a best-seller from a hotly buzzed author might warrant a bigger campaign, the movie is getting ready to open overseas in just over a month, and the first international poster has arrived. Corey StollTye SheridanChloe Grace MoretzNicholas HoultSterling Jerins and Christina Hendricks co-star in the movie that follows Libby Day (Theron), who as a teenager witnesses the murder of her family and testifies against her brother when he is tried for the crime. 25 years later, Libby is brought before the secretive, crime-solving Kill Club which wants to uncover the truth. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Nifty Video Examines David Fincher’s Subtle Repetition Of Framing And Blocking In 'Gone Girl'

15 hours ago

David Fincher is known to slave over every single detail in every single frame of his films. Perhaps that’s why it’s so much fun for film buffs to spend endless hours re-watching his work, trying to find details they might have missed during the first two hundred viewings. Even sixteen years after its release, there are probably thousands of Fincher fans all around the world still looking for a Starbucks cup in the background of every single shot in "Fight Club." So it should come as no surprise that "Gone Girl," Fincher’s takedown of the sacred institution of marriage and his love letter to crimson-soaked bed sheets, contains a fair amount of repeated frames and blocking in order to visually accentuate the similarities or the subtle differences between the film's characters. Perhaps that’s why Vimeo user Love of Film decided to create a minute-long clip full »

- Oktay Ege Kozak

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Watch: Will Ferrell & Kevin Hart Sip Gin And Juice In Nsfw R-Rated Trailer For 'Get Hard'

15 hours ago

Whoever had the idea to put Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart in a movie together probably got a promotion. Yet the notion isn't rocket science: the latter is one of the hottest comedy names at the moment, while Ferrell only has to show up and a movie becomes 17% funnier (this is scientifically proven, so don't argue). Together, they're bringing "Get Hard" to theaters, and a new red-band trailer for the laffer has arrived. The premise is straightfoward: Ferrell plays a hedge fund manager convicted of fraud and who's then sentenced to a stint in San Quentin. In order to get himself ready for the worst experience of his life, he assumes that the blue collar dude at his company has done hard time and hires him to teach him about prison life,  Of course, he hasn't and hilarity ensues. If you're looking for ridiculously dumb fun this month, then this movie fits the bill, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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11 Films To See In March

15 hours ago

With spring upon us, and the awards season passed, March is the perfect month for the movies to start fresh and anew.  Now we enter what has become in recent years a very good time to be going to the movies, when smaller, stranger, foreign and more challenging works come to cinemas. Since January and February are overshadowed by some weak releases and the awards race, 2015 really feels like it’s starting now. In this writer’s opinion, the next two months are where gems are uncovered. There are two concurrent races going on this March, both with the same goal: beat the summer bloodbath. A host of smaller distributors will fight for screens to get their tougher fare seen in theaters, while major studios start releasing tentpole-like movies (a few made the cut below) to see if they gross summer dollars before the real deal starts in May. It »

- Erik McClanahan

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Watch: U.S. Trailer For Abel Ferrara's Edited 'Welcome To New York' Starring Gérard Depardieu

16 hours ago

While it might not be the role he was born to play, Gérard Depardieu's portrayal of Dominique Strauss-Kahn (or rather, for legal reasons, a character "inspired" by the disgraced Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund), is the role that's perfect for him right now. He's got the look, the attitude, and party hard boozy credentials and he goes full throttle in Abel Ferrara's "Welcome To New York." A new, U.S. trailer is here, but be forewarned, the movie has been cut from the international version. As you might recall, last fall Ferrara revealed that IFC Films was pressuring him to cut down the film, and he was not happy about it. “F— them and F— IFC and the Center. Any filmmaker that's worth anything should go and burn that theater down," the director said at the time. "And as for my brother and sister filmmakers, don »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Dakota Johnson's Controversial Isis Spoof From 'Saturday Night Live'

17 hours ago

After courting a sort-of controversy with the sexytimes hit "Fifty Shades Of Grey," Dakota Johnson grabbed more headlines this weekend with her stint hosting "Saturday Night Live." And even with the show celebrating its fortieth year, they showed that they still know how to provoke. The internet erupted following a spoof of this Toyota ad, in which a father (Taran Killam) seems to be dropping off his high school graduate daughter (Johnson) at the airport before she leaves for college. Instead, she jumps into a jeep with a bunch of shifty Isis dudes. Aristocrats! Or, ha! Personally, I find it unfunny rather than offensive, and in defense of 'SNL,' with news of teenage girls in western countries becoming radicalized making headlines, it's a cheeky take on it. It's just not very good. But hey, see for yourself below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Sex And Drama Explode In New Trailer For Larry Clark's 'Marfa Girl'

17 hours ago

Kids, sex, drama, consequences... yep, it's another movie from Larry Clark, who specializes in narratives about young people living dangerously on the cusp of adulthood (see "Kids," "Ken Park," etc). But for "Marfa Girl," Clark took a slightly more anarchic approach to putting it together.  "What happened was the last two films I wrote myself — 'Wassup Rockers' and 'Marfa Girl.' I‘d been talking to writers and I found out that all these writers have these rules, there are certain ways they do things, and I probably should have snapped to this earlier but I don’t need no fucking writers, and I hate rules, and so I said I wanna make a film where I only put in what I’m interested in," he told Jessica Kiang at the Rome Film Festival in 2012. "And I don’t care about getting from here to there, only what I’m interested in, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Leonardo DiCaprio Will Have 24 Personalities In 'The Crowded Room'

17 hours ago

Remember when Leonardo DiCaprio said he was planning to take a long break from acting after "Django Unchained" and "The Great Gatsby"? Well, that didn't really seem to happen. He's currently shooting Alejandro González Iñárritu's "The Revenant," his slate as a producer is massive, and now he's just tacked on another gig that will seem both producing and starring. DiCaprio is taking the lead in the true story tale, "The Crowded Room," a project he's been trying to get off the ground for years, and one that other filmmakers have tried to make too. In fact, James Cameron, Joel Schumacher, and David Fincher toyed with it at various points, and the subject matter is intriguing. Based on Daniel Keyes' book "The Minds of Billy Milligan," it tells the story of the titular man, who became the first person to use the legal defence of multiple personality disorder successfully. »


- Kevin Jagernauth

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Hawkeye Poster For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Arrives, Jeremy Renner Says He's Signed For A Solo Movie (If It Happens)

18 hours ago

While Hawkeye has already played with the Marvel gang with "The Avengers," it was mostly a wasted opportunity, with the hero sidelined for a significant chunk of the movie. But Jeremy Renner says he'll have more to do in the forthcoming "Avengers: Age Of Ultron." "Hulk has a more prominent role, and I have a more prominent role. There are a lot more scenes of the entire Avengers gang together —both in and out of the cape, so to speak. It’s making me become a total fanboy. It’s pretty fun to be a part of," he told The Daily Beast last fall. But perhaps more intriguingly is that he's signed for a solo movie... if Marvel chooses to go down that path (but let's be honest, as of now, no one is really clamoring for more Hawkeye). "I think most actors will sign on to do, like… 'Captain »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Sigourney Weaver Says She'll Be Playing A New Character In The 'Avatar' Sequels

18 hours ago

"...have you ever heard of nonlinear storytelling? A lot happens on that planet before she shows up, and before Jake shows up to join her," James Cameron said in 2011 about the return of Sigourney Weaver in the "Avatar" sequels even though her character, Grace, died. "She’s there for fifteen years ahead of time. I don’t know, but I wouldn’t jump to conclusions. And I’ve already said way too much about 'Avatar 2 and 3' here and there, but people piece it together like those voice cameos and tell the whole story!" And yet, Cameron couldn't helping saying a few more words: "Okay, here’s the deal. When you have a science-fiction series, a science-fiction franchise, you’re never dead, unless your DNA is expunged from the universe. And then there’s always time travel!" So is Grace dead, alive, or transformed? Well, we'll find out eventually, but »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Margot Robbie Says 'Suicide Squad' Is More 'The Dark Knight' Than 'Avengers'; David Ayer Says Joker Is "Majestic"

19 hours ago

A frame has yet to be shot from "Suicide Squad," not to mention that the film due before it, the superhero packed "Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice," is still awaiting its first teaser trailer. There is plenty of curiosity about both movies, which will mark very significant steps in establishing DC Comics on the big screen, as they attempt to get into the same sandbox as their rivals at Marvel. However, they are sticking with a playbook established by Christopher Nolan's Batman movies for the tone of their efforts. “I think on a scale of like, 'The Dark Knight' is here and 'The Avengers' is here, I think it’s more on the 'Dark Knight' side of things,” the actress teased to MTV. And like anyone signing up for a franchise these days, Robbie is in for the long haul. “You don’t need to have commitment issues »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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