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Muggles Beware: ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Gets Magic-Filled Comic-Con Trailer

23 July 2016 3:40 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Gosh, hasn’t it been too long since there was a movie set in the Harry Potter universe? Well, dust your wand off and hop out of that room under the stairs because money — er, magic — calls. After a teaser, we are now treated to the first full-length trailer for the Eddie Redmayne-led Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, based on a book that originated in the world of Harry Potter and helmed by long-time Potter director David Yates. Clever, right? Wouldn’t it be cool if Bilbo’s journal in The Lord of the Rings got its own… oh, wait. This first full trailer shows off more beastly wizarding fun and Colin Farrell grimacing — and what a great grimace it is.

See it below:

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. »

- Mike Mazzanti

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‘RiffTrax 10 Year Highlight Reel’: Relive the Gang’s Best Post-‘MST3K’ Moments

22 July 2016 9:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This week RiffTrax is celebrating ten years of its life on the web. To celebrate, comedians Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett and the whole team created a “RiffTrax 10 Year Highlight Reel” for their loyal fans to enjoy.  

“It was hard to condense 10 years of making movies funny into just six minutes, but we think we did it,” said the RiffTrax team online.

For those unfamiliar with RiffTrax, they are hilarious commentaries added to blockbuster movies, short films, TV shows and cheesy B-movies, all created by the stars of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 or better known as MST3K.

Read More: ‘Batman v Superman’ Honest Trailer Pokes Fun At The Film That Didn’t Bring ‘Justice’ to Either Hero

Shown during the MST3K Reunion Show, this highlight reel includes some of the group’s favorite jokes from riffs they did in the past. The six-minute video includes scenes from “The Lord of The Rings, »

- Liz Calvario

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Sdcc: Poster, logo and teaser trailer for Marvel’s Iron Fist

21 July 2016 7:37 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Marvel has released the first poster, logo and teaser trailer for its upcoming Iron Fist series during the Marvel Television panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, as well as confirming that the show will hit Netflix in 2017; check them out here…

See Also: Marvel unleashes first trailer for Luke Cage

Marvel’s Iron Fist will see Finn Jones (Game of Thrones) leading the cast as Danny Rand alongside Jessica Henwick (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Colleen Wing, David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings) as Harold Meachum, Jessica Stroup (90210) as Joy Meachum, Tom Pelphrey (Banshee) as Ward Meachum, Rosario Dawson (Daredevil) as Claire Temple and Carrie-Anne Moss (Jessica Jones) as Jeri Hogarth.

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- Gary Collinson

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‘Allegiant’ Debuts Atop Disc Sales Charts

21 July 2016 12:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate’s “Allegiant,” the third installment of the studio’s teen-centric sci-fi “Divergent Series,” debuted at No. 1 on the Npd VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended July 17.

The film’s solid home video performance follows an underwhelming box office run that saw it take in just $66.2 million at U.S. theaters, about half the tally of its predecessor, “Insurgent.” The final installment of the franchise will skip theaters and head to TV, as Variety first reported Wednesday.

Sony Pictures’ faith-based “Miracles From Heaven” also enjoyed a healthy home video bow, taking No. 2 in the wake of a $61.7 million domestic box office run, selling 60% as many units as “Allegiant.”

Disney’s “Zootopia” continued to perform well on disc, taking No. 3 in its sixth week, while DreamWorks Animation’s Fox-distributed “Kung Fu Panda 3,” which had been No. »

- John Latchem

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Watch: Fan-Made 15th Anniversary Trailer for 'Fellowship of the Ring'

20 July 2016 9:55 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"You will unite, or you will fall." The first film in the beloved Lord of the Rings trilogy first hit theaters December of 2001, nearly 15 years ago. To celebrate the anniversary, Miguel Branco edited together a brand new trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and it's rather wonderful. This is one of my all-time favorite films (only topped by The Return of the King) and I still remember seeing it in theaters on a cold, snowy night in December. Elijah Wood stars as Frodo, with Sean Astin as Samwise, and Ian McKellen as Gandalf; including Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom, John Rhys-Davies, Liv Tyler, Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee, Ian Holm, and many others. This trailer should make you smile, and put a tear in your eye. Hard to believe it has been 15 years. Here's the fan-made 15th anniversary trailer for The Lord of the Rings »

- Alex Billington

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The Thing the New ‘Ghostbusters’ Didn’t Re-create: Bill Murray Standing Outside the Frame

19 July 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When you see the happy hordes at Comic-Con, the parade of fanboys and fangirls dressed as Vulcans and superheroes and warrior princesses and Hobbits and zombies, it’s easy, at first, to think that what’s going on is all too quaint, fun, whimsical, and childlike. Yes, it’s very much all of those things. But it’s also more: fans elevating what it means to be a fan into something nearly metaphysical. What Comic-Con reveals is that America — with, perhaps, the rest of the world not too far behind — is becoming a land of avatars, of people who long to make themselves into their favorite characters because it somehow completes them. It fills in who they are. And no film since “Trekkies” reveals the soul behind that impulse with quite the cracked exuberance of “Ghostheads.”

It’s just a little documentary, currently showing on Netflix, about all the people »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Hollywood publicist David Horowitz dead at 86

18 July 2016 12:20 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The publicist who worked with Barbra Streisand, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and advised Bill Clinton and Israeli premier Yitzhak Rabin has died at his Los Angeles home. He was 86.

David Horowitz’s wife Lynn confirmed on Monday that the longtime publicist, awards campaign specialist and Civil Rights activist died on July 17.

Horowitz was born on July 21, 1929, in New York City. The family relocated to Miami and then Los Angeles, where he attended UCLA as a pre-med student before finding his way into advertising.

He served as an account executive at The Goodman Organization, handling Warner Bros, United Artists, and American International Pictures. As a unit publicist he worked on Billy Wilder’s Irma La Douce and The Fortune Cookie.

Horowitz’ in-house roles of note included president of corporate entertainment, president of the film division and president of the TV division at Rogers & Cowan. He went to Warner Bros in the 1970s, first as the »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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The political messages in blockbuster movies

14 July 2016 11:18 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Andrew Blair Jul 20, 2016

From Forrest Gump and The Incredibles, through to Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and The Muppets - exploring the politics of big films.

Some movies wear their political messages lightly, some club you over the head. Guardians Of The Galaxy’s most explicit political statement is probably ‘We are Groot’, which could mean anything from ‘You’re my friends’ to a thesis on the benefits of intersectionality. Team America: World Police, on the other hand, provides an argument for military intervention that probably isn’t covered in the Chilcot Report.

Some movies, though, have messages buried at varying depths in the subtext that don’t come out straight away upon the their release. The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, despite having been published in 1955, achieved this. The influence of World War One - the trenches and mechanised warfare - influence a technophobia, as does growing up near the Black Country. »

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Stranger Things is an Utterly Bingeable Campfire Story

14 July 2016 9:08 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The opening credits are at the same level as Twin Peaks.

Stranger Things is a campfire story. It doesn’t take place at camp, but it traffics in the vocabulary of teenage ghost tales. Despite its heavy ’80s Spielberg and Stephen King references, the Netflix drama is never as bright or snide as either, though it too is a story of innocence and brutal fear. This time the lights are hesitant and flickering, not neon, and the high school bathes its resident stereotypes in a cool, complex glow. A synth score and era-appropriate soundtrack choices feel more like modern throwback horror (It Follows, You’re Next, The Guest) than pandering to a generation. There’s nostalgia here, but it’s endangered.

As the controlled childhood chaos of E.T. spirals into the wooded, slow-burn, quasi-mystical police work of True Detective, its characters grow closer and apart like the lung of an unseen beast. Normal »

- Jacob Oller

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2016 Locarno Film Festival Announces Full Lineup

13 July 2016 3:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Locarno Film Festival is known for an eclectic lineup that combines newcomers and veterans of international cinema alongside mainstream fare that screens in its massive outdoor space. The newly announced 2016 edition, which runs August 3 – 13, looks to be no exception. In addition to featuring 16 titles in the Piazza Grande section, 15 in the international competition and another 15 in the Filmmakers of the Present section, the Swiss event will also honor a range of talent.

RelatedHere Are the Participants For the 2016 Locarno Critics Academy

Bill Pullman will visit the festival this year to receive the Excellence Award Moet & Chandon, while the Visions Award will go to “The Lord of the Rings” composer Howard Shore. Participant Media CEO David Line will receive the Premio Raimondo Rezzonico. Locarno will also host tributes to filmmakers Alejandro Jodorwsky, Jonas Mekas, Roger Corman and the late Abbas Kiarostami. Additionally, seven short films produced at Kiarostami’s filmmaking »

- Eric Kohn

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Warner Bros. Settles With FTC After Failing To Fully Disclose Sponsored Videos With PewDiePie, Others

12 July 2016 7:38 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, announced that it has reached a settlement with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment after the company was charged with paying influencers -- including YouTube’s most subscribed star, PewDiePie -- thousands of dollars to promote a video game without properly disclosing that it had done so. The case revolves around a sponsored campaign for the XBox and Playstation game Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor -- which is loosely based on The Lord Of The Rings franchise -- that amassed a total of 5.5 million impressions on social media, according to the FTC.

According to the initial complaint, Warner Bros. paid influencers betweens tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands of dollars -- each -- through its advertising agency Plaid Social Labs to promote Middle Earth with YouTube videos that were also to be shared on Facebook and Twitter. PewDiePie’s video »

- Geoff Weiss

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Sameer Ali Khan reportedly joins Marvel’s Iron Fist

8 July 2016 1:50 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like Marvel’s Iron Fist may have a new addition to its cast, with Bollywood actor and stuntman Sameer Ali Khan (Rock the Kasbah) seemingly revealing on Instagram that he’s joined the currently-in-production Netflix series.

The Afghan actor, who has a martial arts background, joked that he will miss his beard as he has to be clean-shaven for a new three month job, hashtagging the image with #kick, which is the working title for Iron Fist as it shoots in New York City.

See Also: Finn Jones talks Marvel’s Iron Fist

Marvel’s Iron Fist will see Finn Jones (Game of Thrones) leading the cast as Danny Rand alongside Jessica Henwick (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Colleen Wing, David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings) as Harold Meachum, Jessica Stroup (90210) as Joy Meachum, Tom Pelphrey (Banshee) as Ward Meachum and Carrie-Anne Moss (Jessica Jones) as Jeri Hogarth. »

- Gary Collinson

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Game Of Thrones: Brian Cox turned down a role, regrets it now

4 July 2016 7:18 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Jul 4, 2016

The mighty Brian Cox turned down Game Of Thrones "because they didn't pay enough money"...

Brian Cox (the legendary thesp seen in X-Men 2, Troy and the Bourne franchise; not that star-gazing bloke off the telly) has a varied and mostly-very-good CV. One thing that isn't on it, though, is Game Of Thrones.

As Vodzilla has now found out, HBO did once approach Cox to try and get him on their now-huge bloodbath of a show. Cox now describes himself as a "complete addict" of the show. So why did he turn it down in the first place?

“Stupidly, I turned it down in the early days because they didn’t pay enough money,” Cox told Vodzilla, apparently laughing as he said it. “Now they have more money. And I was silly. I was silly, it was silly, because I’m a complete addict now. But I don »

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Annabelle 2 Begins Filming – Scheduled For May 19, 2017 Release In Theaters

30 June 2016 12:08 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

She’s back! Principal photography has begun on New Line Cinema’s Annabelle 2, with David F. Sandberg (upcoming “Lights Out”) helming the follow up to 2014’s hugely successful “Annabelle,” which scared up nearly $257 million at the worldwide box office during its run in theaters. The new film is once again being produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, who also partnered so effectively on The Conjuring movies.

In Annabelle 2, several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

The film stars Stephanie Sigman (“Spectre”), Talitha Bateman (“The 5th Wave”), Lulu Wilson (upcoming “Ouija 2,” “Deliver Us from Evil”), Philippa Anne Coulthard (“After the Dark”), Grace Fulton (“Badland”), Lou Lou Safran (“The Choice”), Samara Lee (“Fox Catcher,” “The Last Witch Hunter »

- Michelle McCue

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Annabelle 2 Begins Shooting in Los Angeles

29 June 2016 5:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

She's back! Principal photography has begun on New Line Cinema's Annabelle 2, with David F. Sandberg (upcoming Lights Out) helming the follow up to 2014's hugely successful Annabelle, which scared up nearly $257 million at the worldwide box office during its run in theaters. The new film is once again being produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, who also partnered so effectively on The Conjuring movies.

In New Line Cinema's Annabelle 2, several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle. Sandberg directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman, who also wrote Annabelle. Filming is taking place in Los Angeles.

The film stars Stephanie Sigman (Spectre), Talitha Bateman (The 5th Wave), Lulu Wilson (upcoming Ouija 2, Deliver Us from Evil »

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Filming Commences on Annabelle 2, More Cast Members Revealed

29 June 2016 4:39 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

David F. Sandberg's Lights Out doesn't hit theaters until July 22nd, but he's already behind the camera for his next movie, Annabelle 2. Filming on the sequel to 2014's Conjuring spin-off began today in Los Angeles, and New Line Cinema officially revealed the movie's full main cast, including Lulu Wilson and Samara Lee:

Press Release: Burbank, Calif. -- She’s back! Principal photography has begun on New Line Cinema’s “Annabelle 2,” with David F. Sandberg (upcoming “Lights Out”) helming the follow up to 2014’s hugely successful “Annabelle,” which scared up nearly $257 million at the worldwide box office during its run in theaters. The new film is once again being produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, who also partnered so effectively on “The Conjuring” movies.

In “Annabelle 2,” several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and »

- Derek Anderson

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Filming is Underway On The Highly Anticipated Annabelle 2, Plus Full Cast Revealed

29 June 2016 1:43 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

She’s back! Principal photography has begun on New Line Cinema’s Annabelle 2, with David F. Sandberg (upcoming Lights Out) helming the follow up to 2014’s hugely successful Annabelle, which scared up nearly $257 million at the worldwide box office during its run in theaters. The new film is once again being produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, who also partnered so effectively on The Conjuring movies.

In Annabelle 2, several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

The film stars Stephanie Sigman (“Spectre”), Talitha Bateman (“The 5th Wave”), Lulu Wilson (upcoming “Ouija 2,” “Deliver Us from Evil”), Philippa Anne Coulthard (“After the Dark”), Grace Fulton (“Badland”), Lou Lou Safran (“The Choice”), Samara Lee (“Fox Catcher,” “The Last Witch Hunter »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Annabelle 2 Begins Filming With Lights Out Director

29 June 2016 1:42 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The evil doll who debuted in James Wan's The Conjuring, who managed to get a spin-off movie, has also managed to get a sequel.  Today marks the start of principal photography for Annabelle 2 revealing the newcomers to the cast and who's behind the camera.  Come inside to check it out!

I can't sit here and say Annabelle was a movie I really enjoyed.  It had it's okay moments, but on the whole didn't live up to the fear factor laid out with The Conjuring.  Instead it felt like a more subdued possession movie that lacked the charm of enjoyable characters.  But it made money.  As such, that means a sequel is on the way, which started filming today.  Here's what this film is about: 

In “Annabelle 2,” several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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The Passage trilogy: a modern horror masterpiece

29 June 2016 6:56 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Gabriel Bergmoser Jul 4, 2016

Here's why Justin Cronin's vampire apocalypse trilogy should be next on your Must-Read List...

Thanks to a certain Ya phenomenon, the word ‘vampire’ can barely be taken seriously anymore. Where once they were considered cool, sexy and dangerous, now they’re the butt of lots of jokes about sparkling. In a post Twilight world, it’s hard to imagine that vampires can ever be scary again. Or at least it would be were it not for the existence of Justin Cronin’s Passage Trilogy.

It’s hard to know where to begin when describing this series, so I’ll start with the stuff that would seem hyperbolic if it wasn’t true. The three books that make up Cronin’s saga, The Passage, The Twelve and The City Of Mirrors comprise a modern horror masterpiece. Dizzying in scope and ambition, the trilogy is packed with vivid characters, »

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Finn Jones talks Marvel’s Iron Fist

29 June 2016 6:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly to discuss Sunday’s season finale of Game of Thrones, actor Finn Jones offered up a few words about his next big role, as he joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Danny Rand in the upcoming Netflix series Iron Fist.

“I love the character,” said Jones. “What really drew me was the character and the story. I really enjoy how he’s a superhero with a real heart but has spiritual elements as well. I think it’s going to be an exciting character to play because there’s this contraction of on one hand he’s from a very wealthy family, he’s a billionaire, on the other hand he’s been in this world of K’un-Lun for a long time where he’s learned kung fu and buddhist philosophy. There’s a contradiction in those elements that’s going to be really fun to play. »

- Gary Collinson

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