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15 of the most unnecessary sequels ever made

9 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Some movies leave fans hungry for more, with films like "The Godfather," "Star Wars," "Lethal Weapon" and "The Bourne Identity" tailor-made for sequelization. However, Hollywood has a depressingly long track record of truly unnecessary sequels. The weekend brings us "Grown Ups 2," and we thought it was the perfect time to take a look at 15 of the least necessary sequels ever made. »

- Liane Bonin-Starr, Gregory Ellwood, Daniel Fienberg, Dave Lewis, Guy Lodge, Alan Sepinwall, Kristopher Tapley

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This week in tv news: ‘Daredevil’ renewed, ‘Sirens’ cancelled

11 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Aziz Ansari, whose next show will be on Netflix.

MTV has cancelled the thriller Eye Candy after one season. Series star Victoria Justice made the announcement via twitter.

Hi everyone! I wanted you guys to hear it from me first, that the cast and I received news that Eye Candy will not be returning for season 2.  Even though a lot of you are going to feel sad/angry, please know that playing Lindy Sampson, is something that I loved and I will hold dear to my heart. I couldn’t have asked for better cast mates to work with either.  They are the most down to earth, talented and kind souls that I am so happy to have met. Then there’s our show runner @Christiantwit1 who is so awesomely talented and made a show that I am so incredibly proud to be a part of.  A very special thank »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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New look at Bb-8 and Daisy Ridley’s Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

16 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we’ve got a few new stills from December’s hugely-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which give us another look at Daisy Ridley’s Rey and new droid Bb-8, as well as a shot of J.J. Abrams directing the British actresss…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th 2015 and sees returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) joined by Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones), Max von Sydow »

- Gary Collinson

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'Rey' And 'BB8' Featured In New Official Images From Star Wars: The Force Awakens

17 hours ago | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Entertainment Weekly recently caught up with Daisy Ridley to talk Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and while the relatively unknown British actress obviously couldn't say much about her character Rey, she did have this to say about her favourite shooting location. "Weirdly enough, probably Abu Dhabi, even though it was so hot, it was like you literally can’t imagine that heat. The feeling of stepping onto a real set for the first time, it genuinely was a baptism of fire. To see creatures walking around and speeders chilling in the sand, that was amazing, and because I was shooting there, it was like everything had built up to that moment. So a few days in, I was like, Ok. I’m getting my groove now." Abu Dhabi doubled for Jakku in the Return of the Jedi follow-up, and you can get a better look at it in the images below. »

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Best of the Week: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Review, 'Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One' Details and More

24 April 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Important News Gareth Edwards revealed the plot synopsis, concept art (above) and full title for Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One.  Also, two more actors have been cast in Rogue One. Kevin Feige revealed that all Marvel Phase 2 movies have a certain Star Wars tribute. Joss Whedon said Edgar Wright's Ant-Man script was the best, most Marvel script the studio ever had. Sony is making an animated Spider-Man movie. Furious 7 was the fastest movie ever to hit $1 billion. Its director, James Wan, is remaking The Entity. Fast and the Furious 8 got a 2017 release date. Insidious: Chapter 3 will be available in virtual reality form. Ang Lee's next movie will be available at 120 frames per...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Sos This Week Podcast #5: The State of Women in Film

24 April 2015 2:54 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

For the fifth episode of Sos This Week, we’re taking over the Sound on Sight Podcast iTunes feed. If you currently subscribe to that podcast, our new podcast should now appear in that feed, and welcome to our new listeners! And if you now subscribe to the Sound on Sight podcast feed you can listen to Episode 5 and all the previous episodes as well. Keep posted for an iTunes feed specifically for Sos This Week in the coming weeks. And as always, check out the links to all of the stories we discuss on this episode below:

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Star Wars: Rogue One gets plot details and teaser The Lego Movie team behind animated Spider-Man feature Four Robin Hood movies are currently in development Emma Stone and Steve Carell on board for Battle of the Sexes Valiant comics Bloodshot and Harbinger getting film adaptations Michael Winterbottom signs on »

- Brian Welk

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How Movies Like Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘The Revenant’ Could Revolutionize the Industry

24 April 2015 1:39 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The proliferation of quality television programs like “Mad Men” and “Game of Thrones” has blurred the lines between small and big screen.

These shows aren’t just well-written and acted. They are painstakingly composed, benefiting from a cinematic quality that was absent in earlier eras of adult-driven programming.

Based on footage and studio presentations this week at CinemaCon, big screen auteurs such as Ang Lee, Robert Zemeckis and Alejandro González Iñárritu may be pushing back against the television revolution. The technologies and techniques used on films such as “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” and “The Revenant” can radicalize filmmaking and redefine the boundaries of cinema.

Lee’s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” will be the first film in history to be shot in 120 frames per-second, which he told exhibitors will create a greater sense of immediacy and will help the film’s 3D crackle.

Zemeckis is also deploying 3D with “The Walk, »

- Brent Lang

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Oscar Isaac talks X-Men: Apocalypse and the Four Horseman

24 April 2015 1:04 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following his adventure in a galaxy far, far away this December in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Oscar Isaac is set to take on the role of the titular villain in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse, and during an interview with IGN to promote his latest film Ex Machina, Isaac shared a few thoughts on Apocalypse’s motivation, and his recruitment of the Four Horsemen.

“Without giving anything away, the recruitment of the Four Horsemen is very cool. It’s very interesting the way that he does that. You know the idea of – the way that cult leaders do – they find people that are in need of something and try to fulfill that thing in them – as it relates to every one of the Horseman… On an individual level he’s able to reveal the true power of his Horsemen and what’s true to them. And I think »

- Gary Collinson

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Godzilla Ending: What Happened After The Battle, And What's Next

24 April 2015 12:10 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Gareth Edwards. name currently is associated with Star Wars, and once he delivers on his standalone spinoff movie -- Rogue One -- in 2016, it.s likely his moniker will be linked to that galaxy far, far away for the immediate future. But before he climbed aboard an X-Wing fighter and jetted off to George Lucas. universe, Edwards dabbled in monster movies . specifically the indie hit Monsters (in 2010) and the mega-smash Godzilla reboot in 2014. It was his large-scale but character-driven work on the summer-movie extravaganza that likely earned him a gig on Team Star Wars. But his ending to Godzilla ensured that he.d be back with the King of Monsters. some day. Now that Godzilla is making its way to HBO, we want to break down what happened at the end of the movie, and discuss what the events might mean for the future of this healthy-again franchise. Let.s »

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Godzilla Ending Explained: What Happened After The Battle, And What It Means

24 April 2015 12:10 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Gareth Edwards. name currently is associated with Star Wars, and once he delivers on his standalone spinoff movie -- Rogue One -- in 2016, it.s likely his moniker will be linked to that galaxy far, far away for the immediate future. But before he climbed aboard an X-Wing fighter and jetted off to George Lucas. universe, Edwards dabbled in monster movies . specifically the indie hit Monsters (in 2010) and the mega-smash Godzilla reboot in 2014. It was his large-scale but character-driven work on the summer-movie extravaganza that likely earned him a gig on Team Star Wars. But his ending to Godzilla ensured that he.d be back with the King of Monsters. some day. Now that Godzilla is making its way to HBO, we wanted to break down what happened at the end of the movie, and what the events might mean for the future of this healthy-again franchise. Let.s look »

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Movie News: 'Fast 8' Set for 2017, While 'Warcraft' and 'Pacific Rim 2' Shift Dates; New 'Jurassic World' Clip

24 April 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Fast 8: As Furious 7 passes the $1.1 billion mark at the worldwide box office, the next installment in the Fast & Furious saga has received a release date: April 14, 2017. In addition, video game adaptation Warcraft has moved from March 11, 2016, to a prime summer date, June 10, 2016, while 'giants vs. robots' sequel Pacific Rim 2 shifted dates into summer the following year, from April 7, 2017, to August 4, 2017. [Deadline]   Star Wars: Rogue One: Riz Ahmed (Closed Circuit, above left) is in talks for a supporting role in Star Wars: Rogue One, to be directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla). Meanwhile, Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, above right) is under consideration for a starring role opposite Felicity Jones and Ben Mendelsohn. The...

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- Peter Martin

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Chris Columbus on Why He’s Rebooting ‘Gremlins’ and How Star Wars 7 Inspires the New Take

24 April 2015 11:11 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to talk to writer/director Chris Columbus about his upcoming film Pixels. That full interview will be posted next week, but for now I wanted to feature a short excerpt from the interview. Columbus talked about why they are rebooting Gremlins, and what got him interested in returning to the […]

The post Chris Columbus on Why He’s Rebooting ‘Gremlins’ and How Star Wars 7 Inspires the New Take appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Week in Review: Study reveals growing gender gap in film industry

24 April 2015 10:27 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

This week, Variety reported on a study that was released confirming what many already know about the film industry, or at the very least anecdotally: Women are having an increasingly hard time breaking in.

The study showed that there’s a large gender gap between independently financed and directed projects by women when compared to projects within the studio system. The Sundance Institute and Women in Film looked at movies in competition at Sundance between 2002 and 2014 compared to the top 1300 grossing films between the same time period. Men appeared at Sundance at a ratio of 3 to 1 more often than women, but an even more staggering 23 to 1 when looking at studio films.

Further, half of the industry executives surveyed believed that films directed by women did not appeal as broadly as films directed by men. A quarter of those surveyed added that they shared a “perceived lack of ambition” in women directors, »

- Brian Welk

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‘Star Wars’ takes a breath with issue #4

24 April 2015 9:47 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Star Wars #4

Written by Jason Aaron

Art and Cover by John Cassaday

Colors by Laura Martin

Published by Marvel Comics

Following the series’ initial, action-packed story arc, Jason Aaron and John Cassaday settle in for a relatively quiet fourth issue. This is a breath-taking issue, a chance for the creators to focus on characterization and set some plots in motion. To wit, there’s Luke Skywalker, dealing with the reality of his (non)status as a Jedi following his confrontation with Darth Vader in the first arc. Also, Princess Leia pushes the Rebel Alliance to strike ever harder back at the Empire with the unstated implication being that she’s trying to keep busy so as to avoid dealing with all the changes in her life wrought by the events of A New Hope. Meanwhile, Darth Vader is on Tatooine brokering a deal with Jabba the Hutt and a mysterious »

- Austin Gorton

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The Collider Podcast: Episode 2 – Star Wars, Batman V Superman, and Fantastic Four

24 April 2015 9:41 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

This week on The Collider Podcast, Adam and I talk about the weekend’s big trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Fantastic Four.  We discuss why the execution of the trailers worked or didn’t work, how the trailers were received by fans, what it might mean for the plots of these films, and more.  We also discussed the exciting new details that were revealed for Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One.  As always, we finish up with our recommendations. Click here to get the new episode of The Collider Podcast (or listen below), click here for last week's episode (“Game of Thrones, Daredevil, and More TV“), and click here to find us on iTunes.  And if you like the podcast, please rate us on iTunes. To keep up to date with The Collider Podcast, you can follow us on Twitter at @MattGoldberg and @AdamChitwood. »

- Adam Chitwood

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening weekend could exceed $540 million

24 April 2015 9:35 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

How much money do you think Star Wars: The Force Awakens is going to make? Do you think it will exceed The Avengers? Or Titanic? How about Avatar? If you ask the experts, they are all predicting that J.J. Abrams' film could break the records in multiple categories. Specifically, many are predicting a global opening weekend north of $500 million for the sequel to George Lucas' saga. The Hollywood Reporter cites several industry analysts who have looked at the returns for »

- Alex Maidy

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Star Wars Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp | Review

24 April 2015 8:59 AM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

I was a fan of the Star Wars expanded universe. I got as excited for getting new Star Wars galleys as I did getting a new China Mieville, George R.R. Martin, or Steven Erikson Arc, and Timothy Zahn’s core 5 books in the EU, the Thrawn Trilogy and following duology, are among my favorite chapters of Star Wars history Period from any medium. Even the most enthusiastic fan of Star Wars and the work Del Rey has done with the license, however, will admit there have been lows to go along with highs, many of them seem universally agreed upon, and many others are personal gems or dislikes that make the conversation that much more interesting.  I think it helpful to know where people stand or stood on former works, so with that in mind, along with the Zahn contributions, I really enjoyed what Karen Traviss accomplished with  Stormtroopers, I »

- Jay Tomio

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Podcast: 2015 Summer Box Office Draft & Reviewing 'The Water Diviner'

24 April 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Today we hold the 2015 Summer Box Office Draft as Laremy is still looking for that ever-elusive second draft victory and with the first pick in today's draft he may have a juggernaut that can't be beat. Along with that we take a listen to the new trailer for Black Mass starring Johnny Depp, review Russell Crowe's The Water Diviner, listen to a voice mail, play some game, scatter shot some news and are on our way. We hope you enjoy. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave »

- Brad Brevet

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The Many Faces Of Harrison Ford

24 April 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

One of the films going into wide release, over in the Us, is The Age of Adaline, a romantic drama about an immortal woman who may start aging again for the man she loves (which sounds a bit like Spring, but with less tentacles...). In the film, the father of that man is played by Harrison Ford, so what a splendid opportunity to dedicate this week's quiz to him! Of course, being in The Age of Adaline hardly was what was on everyone's mind this week regarding Harrison Ford. His brief appearance in the trailer for the new Star Wars film The Force Awakens warmed the heart of many a fan. Because let's face it: he is the scoundrel who shoots first, the man with...

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Riz Ahmed and Sam Claflin in Talks for Star Wars: Rogue One

24 April 2015 7:19 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

With filming expected to start in the next couple months, expect to start hearing more and more about casting on Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One.  Reports have come in now about two potential cast members being added to the roster.  Come inside to check it out!

Thanks to Star Wars Celebration, we now have some official details on Rogue One.  It's a heist movie in which rebel forces attempt to steal the Death Star plans.  It'll be something like a Dirty Dozen, or Magnificent Seven, kind of film in that it will feature a big group of people working together.  Thus, we'll have quite a few cast members to report on before too long.  The Wrap got the word on two actors being looked at for roles in the film: Riz Ahmed (who was awesome in Nightcrawler) and Sam Claflin (who most will know from The Hunger Games films).  

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- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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