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Tim Burton Eyes 'Ender's Game' Star to Lead 'Miss Peregrine's Home'

24 September 2014 1:57 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

With Big Eyes starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz poised to hit theaters this winter, director Tim Burton now has his focused on his forthcoming adaptation of the novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. 20th Century Fox recently pushed the film back again to March 4th, 2016, but it sounds like that's not stopping Burton from getting the cast together as The Wrap reports Asa Butterfield, star of Hugo and Ender's Game, is wanted to lead the film about 16-year old Jacob Portman, who seeks the truth about his grandfather's past after he's murdered by a “hollow,” a creature thought to be imaginary. But in his search for the truth, Jacob meets a girl names Emma who can control fire, and takes him through some kind of time loop where he encounters a group of orphan children who have special powers but find themselves and the island where they live »

- Ethan Anderton

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Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Thursday, July 24th

10 July 2014 11:44 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule for the first day of programming at Comic-Con 2014, Thursday, July 24. We've pulled out all the movie, DVD and TV-related panels and events right here, but you can also clickHere if you want to check out the full schedule with all of the comic book events. You can also clickHere to find out what pilot episodes Warner Bros. Television will be screening during Preview Night on Wednesday, July 23. Take a look at the exciting panels that will kick off the con this year.

Thursday July 24

10:00am - 11:00am - 24

Jack is back at Comic-Con, damn it! Kiefer Sutherland takes the stage to celebrate 24's most iconic moments and highlights of Jack Bauer's triumphant return in 24: Live Another Day. Catch the exclusive sneak peek at highly anticipated Blu-ray and DVD featurette, Worlds Collide, illustrating how the pulse-pounding storytelling was created for this thrilling new season. »

- MovieWeb

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TV News: Sleepy, Tent, Extant, NBC, TNT

8 May 2014 8:12 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sleepy Hollow

Fox is reportedly extending the length of the second season of its supernatural-historical drama "Sleepy Hollow". The show's first season ran for thirteen episodes and initially the second was renewed for the same.

Producers now say that at least fifteen episodes will be produced for the second season, and plans are underway for a potential total of eighteen episodes. [Source: EW]

The Red Tent

Lifetime is slated to produce a four-hour Biblical mini-series adaptation of Anita Diamant's 1997 novel "The Red Tent". Rebecca Ferguson, Minnie Driver, Iain Glen, Will Tudor, Morena Baccarin and Debra Winger lead the cast with filming to begin this month in Morocco.

Ferguson plays Dinah, the daughter of Leah and Jacob, who goes on to marry a prince and fall out with her murderous brother Joseph (Tudor). [Source: Deadline]


CBS has posted the first full trailer for their summer event series "Extant" starring Halle Berry as an astronaut »

- Garth Franklin

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The Last Sci-fi Blog: Why 'Contact' Is the Best Science Fiction Movie No One Talks About

10 April 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Is Contact the best science fiction film that no one talks about? I had never seen Robert Zemeckis' 1997 film about mankind's first contact with extraterrestrial life, but after listening to editor Peter Hall call it one of his favorite films of all time, I decided to rectify that. What I found was one of the most thoughtful and entertaining sci-fi movies ever made, a film that deserves to be in the same conversation as Close Encounters of the Third Kind and 2001: A Space Odyssey. And then Peter and I sat down to talk about why a movie this good has been so overlooked.   Jacob: Let's talk about Contact. The funny thing about this... I remember seeing the trailer when I was younger, but otherwise I knew nothing about Contact going in. I didn't...

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- Jacob S. Hall

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Best of the Week: Rose McGowan Interviewed, Sundance 2014 Previewed, and More

17 January 2014 7:00 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Features, Reviews and Interviews 'Land Ho!' Poster Premiere: This Is the Sundance Movie You Definitely Want to Party With by Alison Nastasi Six Things Romantic Comedies Can Learn from Nicole Holofcener’s 'Enough Said' by Alexander Huls 'The Little Penguin: Pororo's Racing Adventure' Trailer Premiere - the South Korean Hit Heads to America by Peter Hall Who Wins in a Battle of the Titular Action Heroes: 'Jack Ryan,' 'John Carter,' 'Jack Reacher,' 'Alex Cross' or...? by Evan Saathoff A Highly Scientific Field Guide to the World of Animated Talking Animals by Jacob S. Hall So You're Giving Birth to the Antichrist: Life Advice from the Movies for Mothers Expecting the...

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- Peter Hall

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