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Movie News: 'The Purge 4' on Its Way; Did 'The Batman' New Director Talks Break Down?

21 February 2017 | | See recent news »

The Purge 4: The fourth installment of the Purge series is on its way. James DeMonaco, who wrote and directed the first three installments, including The Purge: Election Year (above), will write the screenplay but will not direct. Combined, the low-budget movies have earned more than $300 million at the box office worldwide. The next, not yet titled installment is set for release on Independence Day weekend in 2018. [Variety]   The Batman: Recently, we heard that Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, above) was in early talks to direct The Batman, a solo movie set to star Ben Affleck. But now comes word that negotiations have broken down, though the possibility remains that talks might resume "when heads cool." In the meantime, Warner Bros. is...

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News Briefs: 'The Purge 4' on Its Way

19 February 2017 8:00 PM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

The Purge 4: The fourth installment of the Purge series is on its way. James DeMonaco, who wrote and directed the first three installments, including The Purge: Election Year (above), will write the screenplay but will not direct. Combined, the low-budget movies have earned more than $300 million at the box office worldwide. The next, not-yet-titled installment is set for release on Independence Day weekend in 2018. [Variety]   The Batman: Recently, we heard that Matt Reeves...

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The Purge 4 confirmed, gets July 4th 2018 release date

18 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

All crime will once again be legal for 12 hours, as Deadline reports that a fourth installment in the Purge franchise is happening and Universal, Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes have already added it to their release schedule.

The Purge 4 (which is currently known as the untitled Next Purge Chapter) has received a fitting July 4th, 2018 release date. For Americans, they’ll be able to celebrate Independence Day by watching people murder each other onscreen in the name of freedom.

Franchise creator James DeMonaco won’t be returning to direct, but he will, in fact, be on scripting duties again; reportedly, he’ll work with producers in finding a person to helm the next chapter.

Now that a fourth entry in the Purge series is definitely on its way, like a bevy of horror franchises from Friday the 13th to Saw, there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight, »

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Fourth ‘Purge’ Movie Gets Release Date

17 February 2017 1:08 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures and Blumhouse have announced that the next untitled film in the “Purge” series will open on Independence Day weekend 2018.

James DeMonaco, who helmed the previous two films, will return as writer. Blumhouse ProductionsJason Blum, Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, and DeMonaco’s longtime production partner, Sebastien K. Lemercier will produce.

Plot details are unknown at this time as DeMonaco will work closely with the team to find a new director. Previous installments were set in the near future where the government, in order to bring down crime, created one day a year where all crime was legal including murder and labeled the event, “The Purge.”

The Purge: Election Year” starring Frank Grillo and Elizabeth Mitchell, became the highest grossing film in the series last summer, bringing in $118 million worldwide. It is unknown if previous cast members will return to the series.

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- Justin Kroll

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The Sinner Trailer: Jessica Biel Commits Vicious Crime in USA Network Drama

17 February 2017 7:16 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Jessica Biel takes a stab at murder in the first trailer for The Sinner.

RelatedFeud Trailer: Bette and Joan ‘Hated Each Other… and We Loved Them for It’

Based on the bestselling novel of the same name, the forthcoming USA Network drama (premiere date Tba) follows a young mother (Biel) who, when overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage, commits a startling act of violence — and, to her horror, has no idea why. Bill Pullman (Independence Day) co-stars as the investigator hellbent on trying to uncover a possibly buried motive and, along the way, discovers violent secrets from her past. »

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Logan Director James Mangold Thinks Audiences Are Getting Numb To Big Budget Films

16 February 2017 3:59 PM, PST | | See recent LRM Online news »

Growing up in the 1990s, there certainly wasn’t a lack of big budget tentpole films. We had movies like Jurassic Park, Terminator 2, Independence Day, Men in Black, The Matrix, and many other classics. Though while we may have had our fair share of blockbusters, they don’t compare to what we have today — in quantity or scale. We not only have well over a dozen of them a year, but they all have budgets that dwarf those from my heyday as a youngster (even when taking inflation into account). You can look at the current superhero boom, and it’s rare to find a film that has a budget under $150 million.

In this crowded ecosystem of superhero movies, 20th Century Fox will be letting not just one, but two films within the past year or so that go against the grain of “bigger and better.” Last year’s Deadpool »

- Joseph Medina

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14 February 2017 5:47 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Yep, yet another fleet of giant alien spaceships has Earth surrounded, but Denis Villeneuve’s movie is not your garden variety invasion fantasy. Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner have a limited time to figure out how to communcate with alien creatures whose intentions are a complete unknown. It’s a rare sci-fi thriller that succeeds on a personal and emotional level — while teaching us how to converse in coffee stain hieroglyphics.


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2016 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 118 min. / Street Date February 14, 2017 / 39.99

Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark O’Brien, Tzi Ma.

Cinematography: Bradford Young

Film Editor: Joe Walker

Production Design: Patrice Vermette

Original Music: Jóhann Jóhannsson

Written by: Eric Heisserer based on The Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang

Produced by: Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, David Linde, Aaron Ryder

Directed by Denis Villeneuve

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- Glenn Erickson

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Graphic Novel Review: ‘Independence Day – Dark Fathom’

10 February 2017 10:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Written By Victor Gischler | Art By Steve Scott, Alex Shibao, Tazio Bettin, Rodney Ramos, Ivan Rodriguez | Published by Titan Comics

They came from the stars to destroy us… And we rose up as one to defeat them, but devestation still lurks in the ocean depths! In the wake of humanity’s triumph against the extraterrestrial threat, Captain Joshua Adams and Doctor Jessica Morgan discover that terror still lurks in the deep. Now, the crew of a small Us Navy submarine is all that stands between Earth and our total destruction!

With Independence Day: Dark Fathom, Titan decided to jump into the Independence Day waters (there is a pun there, you will get it in a minute) and bring us a 5 issue mini-series, that connects to both ID4 movies… I wanted to soak all this story in so I waited for this collected edition, released last Summer, that brings together »

- Kevin Haldon

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Watch: Rakhi Sawant claims she wore the ‘Modi jacket’ after getting Amit Shah’s approval

7 February 2017 5:09 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Readers may recall that the ever-controversial and controversies’ favourite child Rakhi Sawant had created (read ‘stirred’) up yet another controversy a few months back when she wore a black dress which had our Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pictures printed on questionable areas. She had worn this controversial dress to a pre-Independence Day party in theRead More

The post Watch: Rakhi Sawant claims she wore the ‘Modi jacket’ after getting Amit Shah’s approval appeared first on Bollywood Hungama. »

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The Transformers 5 Super Bowl Spot Has Landed

3 February 2017 6:30 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The latest Transformers 5 spot can be seen during the Super Bowl, this Sunday.  Although, you can check out a :30 second version here!

The Super Bowl is always known for its hilarious commercials and amazing football action, but lately movies have gotten into the habit of releasing big trailers during the big game.  Michael Bay's latest Transformers movie will be part of what looks to be a massive movie lineup for Super Bowl Li.  In anticipation for its grand arrival, check out a shorter version of the Super Bowl spot for Transformers 5.

Unfortunately, there isn't much context in this short commercial.  All we know is that once again the world is in trouble and some Independence Day Resurgance-esque alien ship will be entering our atmosphere.  Plus, Bumblebee and Optimus Prime will have a climactic battle that will include a hammer.

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Shreya Ghoshal to strike back again with her hit combo!

27 January 2017 12:32 AM, PST | Behindwoods | See recent Behindwoods news »

Time for some interesting quick tidbits, about the latest updates from Kollywood and Tollywood. Here is some.

1. Vairamuthu had written a Tamil book comprising of many short stories. 15 short stories from these have been selected and translated into Malayalam by K.S.Venkatachalam. This book is called, “Siridhu Neram Manidhanaai Irundhavan,” and will be released by M.T.Vasudevan Nair on 28th January.

2. Junior Ntr’s 27th film is tentatively titled as Jai Lavakusa and is expected to go on floors from mid-February. The team is said to be planning for an Independence day weekend release.

3. Nagarjuna’s Om Namo Venkatesaya, directed »

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2017 Razzie Awards Nominations Announced

23 January 2017 8:58 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The crop of cinematic crap in 2016 was so extensive that this year's 37th Annual Razzie Awards is expanding from 5 nominees to an unprecedented 6 contenders in each of its 9 Worst Achievement in Film categories. Leading this year's list of movie-misfires are the 15-years-too-late sequel Zoolander No. 2 and the Wtf comic book battle-royale Batman v Superman. Each is up for both Worst Picture and Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel. Other Worst Picture nominees include Dirty Grandpa, Gods of Egypt, Hillary's America and Independence Day: Resurgence.

Acting contenders include Ben Affleck, Johnny Depp, Julia Roberts and Robert de Niro. A complete list of this year's nominees is included with this press release and at The nomination announcement will be available at Razzie Channel after 5:30am/Pst Monday. "Winners" of this year's tackiest Tinsel Town trophy will be revealed on Saturday, February 25, the now traditional day before the 89th »

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Sherlock, and the musical highlights of Sherlock Holmes

15 January 2017 5:30 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Sean Wilson Jan 16, 2017

From the BBC's Sherlock, through Disney, Hans Zimmer and Young Sherlock Holmes: we salute the music of Mr Holmes...

Few characters have enjoyed as much reinvention as Arthur Conan Doyle's sleuth Sherlock Holmes, an enduring icon who is as much bound up with the history of cinema (and indeed stage, TV and radio) as he is with literature. Indeed, adaptations of Holmes stories stretch right the way back to the earliest days of film at the start of the 20th century. Fittingly enough given Holmes' penchant for a violin serenade, the musical scores to his adventures are as richly varied as the outcomes to his mysteries are unexpected. Here are Holmes' musical highlights, from Buster Keaton through to Benedict Cumberbatch.

Sherlock Jr. (1924)

Not, strictly speaking, a Sherlock movie but as the title implies, the legacy of the character casts a long shadow over Buster Keaton's silent classic. »

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Want to know who shopped for Vikram in Dubai?

12 January 2017 2:02 AM, PST | Behindwoods | See recent Behindwoods news »

Dhruva Natchathiram got revived recently with Gautham Menon updating about the project. As reported earlier, Vikram is playing the lead and it has been said that Anu Emmanuel is doing an important role in the film.


The latest we hear on this project is that Gautham Menon was in Dubai recently to do the shopping for Vikram’s costumes in the film. Uthara Menon, Gautham’s sister is the costume designer for Dhruva Natchathiram and apparently she had also accompanied her brother to shop for Vikram’s attires. It is said that the film will be released for the Independence Day weekend »

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Newswire: Will Smith might star in Disney’s live-action Dumbo remake

11 January 2017 1:54 PM, PST | | See recent The AV Club news »

Disney’s live-action Dumbo remake may have found its star, with Deadline reporting that Will Smith is in talks to appear in the Tim Burton-directed film. Announced last year, the movie is just the latest in Disney’s recent line of real-world recreations of its animation classics, including The Jungle Book, Cinderella, Maleficent, and this year’s upcoming Beauty And The Beast.

It’s not clear what role Smith would be playing in the film, or what sorts of mean-spirited, big-ear-related jokes he might invite by doing so. The Men In Black star has been in something of a slump of late; he was praised for being one of the better parts of last summer’s Suicide Squad, but his latest, Collateral Beauty, earned a scowl from critics and a shrug at the box office. (Also, he died in the Independence Day universe, which has to feel pretty sad. »

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Will Smith Circling Disney’s Live Action ‘Dumbo’

11 January 2017 12:27 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Will Smith is a bit of a conundrum. He’s choosy, but sometimes the choices he makes can be head-scratching, or maybe he’s just had terrible luck. In retrospect, passing on “Independence Day: Resurgence” was a smart move, but he might’ve regretted turning down Quentin Tarantino for “Django Unchained.” As for “Suicide Squad,” sure, it made a lot of money, but it was widely thrashed by critics and Smith was one of the least memorable characters in it.

Continue reading Will Smith Circling Disney’s Live Action ‘Dumbo’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Jeff Goldblum Activity Book Pays Homage to the Beloved Actor – Look at Some Amazing Images

11 January 2017 9:18 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jeff Goldblum fans are in for a treat with this new activity book, “Do I Hate Being Right All the Time,” by publisher Belly Kids. Paying homage to the beloved actor, the 32 page book features fun games, puzzles and activities that feature the charming Goldblum in various situations.

“First crush, only love, most charming man on screen. To say Jeff Goldblum is the one great thing in this world would be a mass understatement,” reads the book’s description on the website.

Each Goldblum-inspired activity is illustrated by a different artist. The book includes a “Draw Your Jeff Emoji” page by Dan Woodger, a “Where’s Jeff” activity by Bridie Cheeseman, a “The Fly Cut Out” by Conner Perry and many more.  

Belly Kids’ website also includes a “We Can Cherish – David Attenborough Quote Book” and a Bill Murray coloring book, “Thrill Murray.” 

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- Liz Calvario

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2017 Razzies Nominate Batman v Superman, Assassin's Creed as Worst of the Year

8 January 2017 2:00 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Golden Globe awards are airing tonight on NBC, which in essence kicks off the annual awards season race celebrating the year's best movies. There is also another awards ceremony that hands out awards to the year's "worst" movies, the Golden Raspberry Awards, a.k.a. the Razzies. While we'll likely have to wait a short while for the full nominations to be unveiled, the 2017 Razzies short list has been unveiled, and it seems that Warner Bros.' blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has found itself in almost every category.

The nominations short list was unveiled by a YouTube user dubbed "truthhopelove," who took a video showing an email he received which features the 2017 Razzie nominations short list. The email reveals that voting will close on January 16, although the nominations won't be released until a few days later. Traditionally, the Razzie nominations come one day before the Oscar nominations are announced, »

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A breaking update on Vikram's Dhruva Natchathiram

8 January 2017 1:05 AM, PST | Behindwoods | See recent Behindwoods news »

The title logo of Gautham Menon’s next film Dhruva Natchathiram was released yesterday. The team is doing an exciting promotional campaign through Twitter by releasing one exclusive information or photo every day at 6 Pm.

Vikram will apparently be the hero of the film. We hear that the team is also working on a teaser which will be released very soon. As reported earlier, the movie will go on floors from tomorrow and the makers are allegedly planning to release the film on August 11th for Independence Day weekend. An official confirmation regarding the same is awaited. »

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Vivica A. Fox starts exotic-male revue in series premiere of Vivica’s Black Magic

4 January 2017 1:06 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Vivica’s Black Magic follows actress Vivica A. Fox as she looks to set up a new business in Las Vegas. Her concept is an exotic-male revue with hot dancers performing to create the ultimate girl’s night out. In this premiere episode Black Magic perform for the first time to the Independence Day actress’s friends at a nightclub in La. Vivica says she wants to create the first urban male revue and that she wants their performances to seduce the ladies and give them an experience they will never forget. However, one of the dancers has changed a move and as Vivica says the boys need more »

- James Wray

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