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A Guy, a Girl, a Destroyer, a Tree and a Racoon Walk into a Bar

31 December 2013 12:11 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Walt Disney Pictures just sent over the above first look of the principal characters in 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy, the first Marvel movie to skirt outside the realm of The Avengers and introducing a whole new group of heroes. Pictured are Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Drax The Destroyer (Dave Bautista) and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel). The film is directed by James Gunn (Slither, Super) and is set to hit theaters on August 1, 2014 and will reportedly be set in the future and feature the team fighting an evil race called the Badoom, and in the process they would supposedly travel back in time and cross paths with some of the Avengers team. Speculation says Thanos, the giant being seen in the post-credits sequence following The Avengers would be in the film and Guardians of the Galaxy would serve as »

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First Need For Speed poster has Days Of Thunder all over it

18 December 2013 11:30 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The first poster has arrived for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures' Need for Speed action thriller starrig Aaron Paul and it looks a little like other racing film classic Days of Thunder helmed by Tony Scott which starred Tom Cruise. We've added that poster below for comparison. There are obviously differences, the most obvious been a close up shot of Cruise, and there are several cars in the Thunder poster vs. a single ride in Nfs., but they're still comparable. Scott Waugh directs the film which opens March 14th, 2014 and also includes Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malek, Scott Mescudi, Dakota Johnson, Harrison Gilbertson and Michael Keaton. »

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Jerry Bruckheimer signs Paramount deal

7 December 2013 5:55 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

News Glen Chapman 9 Dec 2013 - 06:28

Beverly Hills Cop 4 leads a slate of projects that producer Jerry Bruckheimer is now working on for Paramount Pictures...

Jerry Bruckheimer's time at Disney is now officially over, with the long-standing deal between the two finally ended. This follows what had largely been a successful period of time, although the financial disappointment of The Lone Ranger this year - not an outright flop, but still an underperformer - may have brought things to a head. It followed one or two other disappointments - Prince Of Persia, The Sorceror's Apprentice - outside of the juggernaut that's been the Pirates Of The Caribbean series.

Bruckheimer is a man still in demand though, and Paramount has now brought the producer back to the studio where he got his start. The pair have inked a three year deal wthat will start with Beverly Hills Cop 4, »

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Jerry Bruckheimer Closes Paramount Deal to Produce Beverly Hills Cop 4; Brett Ratner to Direct

6 December 2013 11:58 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Jerry Bruckheimer’s move from Disney to Paramount is now official.  The prolific producer and Disney decided to part ways after the box office bust of this summer’s The Lone Ranger, on which Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski argued successfully for a budget north of $200 million.  Paramount officially announced today that Bruckheimer has finalized a three-year first-look deal with the studio set to begin next April, returning him to the home where he got his start as the producer of films like Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop, and Days of Thunder. Per Deadline, Bruckheimer’s first film back at Paramount will be the long-developing Beverly Hills Cop 4, which Brett Ratner will direct after he finishes up Hercules.  Eddie Murphy is reprising his role and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol scribes Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec are penning the screenplay.  Additionally, the Top Gun sequel is another priority for the studio, »

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Is Tom Cruise Dating Laura Prepon? Not So Fast, Says His Rep

27 November 2013 10:29 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

If you ask the tabloids, Tom Cruise has found love again—this time with Laura Prepon. A report that surfaced in British magazine Grazia (via The Independent) claims the 51-year-old Hollywood hunk was on "cloud nine" after going on a date recently with the 33-year-old Orange is the New Black star in L.A.  The story quoted a source saying Cruise—who became friends with Prepon through Scientology as she's also a devout follower—took the actress out for a posh dinner at The Renaissance at The Manor Hotel. Not only that, but the former Days of Thunder star purportedly picked up the actress in a classic car and surprised her with a vintage 1979 bottle of merlot. The insider »

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Geek Girl Navigating the World – The Walking Dead

1 November 2013 5:03 PM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

While I love monster stories, maybe more than I probably should, I tend to like stories with either an unusual twist on familiar tropes or stories that feature monsters that haven’t been played to death. “American Horror Story” keeps upending established conventions for haunted house stories, serial killer stories, and, most recently, witches. That’s one of the reasons that I keep watching. That and it scares the bajeebies out of me, both reliably and effectively.

My least favorite monster of all the many types available is probably zombies. It’s not anything personal. Or, more accurately, maybe it has everything to do with my own personal preferences. The last time I saw anything really innovative done with zombies was when the movie “28 Days” was released. Suddenly, zombies could move quickly and that made them much more terrifying.

I realize that zombies became the new vampire once people got »

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Hans Zimmer's 'Days Of Thunder' Score Finally Coming To CD; T. Bone Burnett Scoring 'True Detective'

31 October 2013 3:37 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

For those of you who always wanted to feel the thrill of “Days of Thunder” without actually having to watch the movie, get ready to mark your calendars. Hans Zimmer’s score for “Days of Thunder” is finally making its way to CD! Shockingly, Zimmer’s score, which also features the guitar stylings of Jeff Beck, has never been officially released on the format until now. The CD will feature beautiful art direction as well as in depth liner notes, and bonus tracks all delivering over 70 minutes of music. Topping that, bonus features include producer Jerry Bruckheimer and actor Tom Cruise recounting behind the scenes stories regarding the film. Be sure to get out your CD player, which is most likely lying around in the attic somewhere, dust it off, and then pop in the badass soundtrack when it comes out on November 5th. Limited edition only! Only 3000 copies being pressed by La-La Land Records. »

- Ken Guidry

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Hans Zimmer's 'Days Of Thunder' Score Finally Coming To CD; T. Bone Burnett Scoring 'True Detective'

31 October 2013 3:37 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

For those of you who always wanted to feel the thrill of “Days of Thunder” without actually having to watch the movie, get ready to mark your calendars. Hans Zimmer’s score for “Days of Thunder” is finally making its way to CD! Shockingly, Zimmer’s score, which also features the guitar stylings of Jeff Beck, has never been officially released on the format until now. The CD will feature beautiful art direction as well as in depth liner notes, and bonus tracks all delivering over 70 minutes of music. Topping that, bonus features include producer Jerry Bruckheimer and actor Tom Cruise recounting behind the scenes stories regarding the film. Be sure to get out your CD player, which is most likely lying around in the attic somewhere, dust it off, and then pop in the badass soundtrack when it comes out on November 5th. Limited edition only! Only 3000 copies being pressed by La-La Land Records. »

- Ken Guidry

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Tom Cruise to make another auto racing movie

28 October 2013 10:30 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

While at this point the Top Gun sequel probably only exists in Val Kilmer's very vivid hallucinations, Tom Cruise is still interested in returning to one of his vehicular-based successes, with the Days Of Thunder star planning to revisit the world of auto racing in the upcoming Go Like Hell. Based on A.J. Baime's 2009 nonfiction bestseller, the movie will tell the story of Henry Ford II's determination to take on Ferrari and prove an American automaker could make an elite sports car. Cruise will play racer-turned-designer Carroll Shelby, who built a racer that took on »

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Movie News: Tom Cruise Wants to 'Go Like Hell;' Two Hilarious New 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' Trailers

24 October 2013 9:05 AM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Go Like Hell: Tom Cruise is feeling a simultaneous need for speed (as in 1990's Days of Thunder) and a desire to work again with Joseph Kosinski, his Oblivion director. Cruise and Kosinski may reteam for Go Like Hell, based on a book by A.J. Baime, with the subtitle "Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans." Set in the 1960s, the true story follows Henry Ford II and his challenge to European car maker Ferrari on the Le Mans race track in France, which eventually led to an uptick in the fortunes of Ford sports vehicles. The project has been in development for years; Brad Pitt and Josh Brolin expressed interest in 2009 and director Michael Mann considered it in 2011. [The Wrap] Peanuts: Paul Feig, who directed the blockbuster, raunchy adult...

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Tom Cruise Re-teams with Oblivion Director Joseph Kosinski for the Ford/Ferrari Racing Drama Go To Hell

24 October 2013 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Action superstar Tom Cruise is returning to the world of cinematic racing for the first time since Tony Scott's 1990 film Days of Thunder in the story about the high stakes sports car rivalry between the Ford Motor Company and Ferrari. The project, based on A.J. Blaine's book 'Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and their Battle For Speed and Glory at Le Mans,' re-teams Cruise with his Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski. Cruise will play former racing champion turned car designer Carroll Shelby who was brought on board with Henry Ford II and young Ford visionary Lee Iacocca to create the Ford GT40 in hopes it could rival Enzo Ferrari's domination over the sports car marketplace. The challenge came to head in 1966 during the most prestigious and dangerous race in the world: the 24 Hours of »

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Tom Cruise Re-Teams with Oblivion Director for Go Like Hell Car Racing Film

24 October 2013 5:08 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Tom Cruise is returning to the world of auto racing for the first time since his 1990s movie "Days of Thunder" by taking a role in "Go Like Hell," a new film that will re-team the actor with his "Oblivion" director Joseph Kosinski. The story centers on the battle between Ford and Ferrari for dominance in the sports car marketplace. The project is based on Aj Baime's book of the same name, which recaps Ford's successful 1966 challenge to Ferrari with a car designed by Carroll Shelby. Cruise would portray Shelby, who teamed with Henry Ford II and Ford executive Lee Iacocca to change the image of the Ford brand by making a splash in European car racing, which had been dominated by Ferrari cars. The trio developed the Ford GT40, which became the first American car to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans and went on to win four years running. »

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Tom Cruise & Joseph Kosinski Kick The Tires On Former Michael Mann Project 'Go Like Hell'

23 October 2013 6:53 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Between "Public Enemies" and his currently in-production "Cyber," Michael Mann eyed a lot of potential projects and one of them was "Go Like Hell." And as it goes in Hollywood, some movies cross your desk and stay there and others drift away, and this one now finds itself in the hands of a duo that clearly enjoy working together. Tom Cruise and director Joseph Kosinski may not have made the splash Universal may have wanted with "Oblivion" (it didn't even make $90 million domestic on a $120 million budget, but wound up with $286 million and change worldwide), but Fox is willing to roll the dice on them. The pair are circling "Go Like Hell" and it will find Cruise getting into "Days Of Thunder" mode. Sorta. Based on the 2010 book by A.J. Baime, "Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans," the movie tell »

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Tom Cruise, Joseph Kosinski Board ‘Go Like Hell’

23 October 2013 4:44 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tom Cruise is returning to the world of auto racing for the first time since 1990′s “Days of Thunder,” reteaming with “Oblivion” director Joseph Kosinski on “Go Like Hell” for Fox.

Cruise and Kosinski are in talks with the studio, and their deals have not been finalized. Alex Young and Lucas Foster are producing “Go Like Hell.”

The story centers on the battle between Ford and Ferrari for dominance in the sports car marketplace. The project is based on A.J. Baime’s book “Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and their Battle For Speed and Glory at Le Mans,” which recaps Ford’s successful 1966 challenge to Ferrari with a car designed by Carroll Shelby.

Cruise would portray Shelby, who teamed with Henry Ford II and Ford executive Lee Iacocca to change the image of the Ford brand by making a splash in European car racing, which had been dominated by Ferrari cars. »

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Hans Zimmer Talks Working with Tony Scott on Days Of Thunder and True Romance; “If the Equipment Didn’t Start Burning, We Weren’t Doing It Right”

16 October 2013 8:48 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Though composer Hans Zimmer currently counts filmmakers like Christopher Nolan and Ron Howard as his frequent collaborators, he has worked multiple times with a number of different directors over the years.  One such filmmaker is the late Tony Scott, with whom Zimmer collaborated on a total of four films, including Days of Thunder and True Romance.  Steve recently sat down with Zimmer for an extended interview in the composer’s studio, and during the course of their conversation Zimmer talked a bit about his working relationship with Scott on Days of Thunder and True Romance, reminiscing about how he came to be hired onto Days of Thunder and how Scott blew the entire music budget for True Romance on principal photography.  Hit the jump to read on. Speaking with Steve, Zimmer remembered that Scott had a specific creed for their work together: “Everything had to be dangerous.  If it wasn’t dangerous, »

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The Top Ten Car Racing Movies of All Time

29 September 2013 5:34 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

The release of Ron Howard’s Rush, one of the most anticipated (not to say mega-hyped) films of the year, inevitably begs comparisons to some of the great car-themed movies of the past.

Rush.” Photo by Jaap Buitendijk

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It seems that automobiles have played key roles in films of every genre, from drama to horror to comedy to documentary. In some, like American Graffiti, Rebel without a Cause, and Bonnie and Clyde, the vehicles primarily help set the tone of the era in which the stories are set. In other films the cars themselves are the story. The animated Cars comes to mind, along with the Love Bug series, Christine, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. And then there are films in which the cars have taken their place alongside the human stars as film icons in their own right. James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, for instance, as »

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Movie Review: Rush

28 September 2013 10:07 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Given that both the gasoline-powered internal combustion engine and the motion picture camera came to be at almost the same time, and given that both cars and movies have gone on to hold such special places in American culture, it’s no wonder that Hollywood has had a long love affair with automobiles and racing. From the silent film Racing Hearts (1922), to Disney’s Herbie franchise, to the late Tony Scott’s Days of Thunder (1990), to Universal’s Fast & Furious series, almost as long as there have been movies, there have been movies about cars. Now, award-winning director Ron Howard has entered the automotive film waters with Rush, a biographical action-drama about the 1976 Formula One season and the rivalry between drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Rush is a very good movie, and definitely one to keep an eye on as we head into awards season.

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- Timothy Monforton

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Poll: What's your favourite movie about racing?

28 September 2013 8:35 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl drive into cinemas this weekend with Rush, putting the spotlight on the 1976 rivalry between British Formula One driver James Hunt and Austrian racer Niki Lauda.

The Ron Howard-directed film chronicles the 1976 racing circuit and the on and off the course competition between Hunt (Hemsworth) and Lauda (Brühl) leading up to Lauda’s catastrophic crash and the battle for the World Championship in Japan.  The film recently held its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Hemsworth and Brühl are just the latest actors to get behind the wheel.  We’re taking a look back at racing movies that deal with both fictional heroes of the highway like Ricky Bobby inTalladega Nights and Tom Cruise’s Days of Thunder racer Cole Trickle, as well as the culled-from-historical footage racing documentary Senna, which follows the life and career of Brazilian Formula One driver Aryton Senna.

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Movie Review: Rush

27 September 2013 8:44 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Given that both the gasoline-powered internal combustion engine and the motion picture camera came to be at almost the same time, and given that both cars and movies have gone on to hold such special places in American culture, it’s no wonder that Hollywood has had a long love affair with automobiles and racing. From the silent film Racing Hearts (1922), to Disney’s Herbie franchise, to the late Tony Scott’s Days of Thunder (1990), to Universal’s Fast & Furious series, almost as long as there have been movies, there have been movies about cars. Now, award-winning director Ron Howard has entered the automotive film waters with Rush, a biographical action-drama about the 1976 Formula One season and the rivalry between drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Rush is a very good movie, and definitely one to keep an eye on as we head into awards season.

After they first meet »

- Timothy Monforton

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'Rush' (2013) Movie Review

27 September 2013 8:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

On some level most every film has heroes and villains. Sometimes they can be one and the same and they aren't always easily defined, but in the end there are moments and characters you cheer for and others you root against. In a sports drama your hero and villain are most often more easily defined. Sure, the hero may have a few flaws and shortcomings he/she needs to overcome and the villain may have a less understood side, but they are often boiled down to one side is good and we want to see that side succeed in the face of adversity. With Rush, director Ron Howard and screenwriter Peter Morgan don't take sides and the film's two lead characters are never so easily defined, which is to say they're presented as real human beings as opposed to typical movie stereotypes. For the sake of storytelling they are simplified »

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