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There’s a Familiar Face Returning to ‘Jurassic World 2’

26 April 2017 8:57 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

If you weren’t excited before…

A few years ago when it was announced that we were being invited back into the world of Jurassic Park, the big question on everyone’s mind was, “how will this new film connect to the original trilogy?” There were theories that Chris Pratt’s character was a grown version of a little boy seen in the first film — a theory Pratt himself recently shot down — but aside from assurances by the producers that this would be a continuation and not a full-on reboot, and a few lines of dialogue here and there, Jurassic World stands on its own, dependent on its own characters to propel the film. But now, with Jurassic World 2 in production for director J.A. Bayona, there’s word that we’re getting an honest to goodness, verifiable link to the original films, via perhaps the most beloved character in the franchise: Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Ian Malcolm »

- H. Perry Horton

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Will Smith To Battle His Younger Clone In Ang Lee’s ‘Gemini Man’

26 April 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

When he’s not being a renowned cinephile who’ll spend most of May on the Cannes jury debating the merits of the new Andrey Zvyagintsev with Alain Resnais’ muse Agnès Jaoui, Will Smith is also a movie star. But the man who was once the unquestionable box-office king of Hollywood has had an atypically rough patch lately.

Suicide Squad” was a rare bright spot last year — indeed, his second-biggest-grossing movie worldwide after “Independence Day.” But it was also an ensemble superhero movie that got lousy reviews, so it doesn’t entirely recover the star’s luster, especially with a string of flops — “After Earth,” “Focus,” “Concussion,” “Collateral Beauty” — and with his go-to franchises of “Men In Black” and “Bad Boys” either rebooting away from him, or floundering in development hell.

Continue reading Will Smith To Battle His Younger Clone In Ang Lee’s ‘Gemini Man’ at The Playlist. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Report: First-listen & space beaming of Alien: River of Pain audio drama at Greenwich Planetarium

26 April 2017 4:19 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Andy Furlong

HeyUGuys were on hand to witness the beaming of Audible’s new audio drama Alien: River of Pain into space at an exclusive first-listen event. It was held at the stunning Royal Observatory in Greenwich’s planetarium ahead of the audio drama’s release on 26th April, which is officially Alien Day.

In many ways the location is perfect for such an event as the Royal Observatory Greenwich is one of the most important historic scientific sites in the world. Since its founding in 1675, Greenwich has been at the centre of the measurement of time and space, and you can actually still stand on the historic Prime Meridian line there. In many ways it was completely surreal to be there to witness an occasion that was part Carl Sagan’s Contact and part showbiz extravaganza at its finest.

Engrossed in the pitch-black dome of the Planetarium, audiences »

- Andy Furlong

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‘The Sinner’ Review: Jessica Biel Is More Than a Mom and a Murderer in USA’s Intriguing Limited Series — Tribeca 2017

25 April 2017 5:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

On a beautiful day at the beach, Cora Tannetti gets up off her blanket, picks up a knife, and repeatedly stabs a random man sitting in front of her. So why does a regular person walk up to a stranger and stab him to death? This is the very basic premise of “The Sinner,” USA Network’s upcoming adaptation of Petra Hammesfahr’s book, starring Jessica Biel (“BoJack Horseman”), Bill Pullman (“Independence Day”), and Christopher Abbott (“James White”).

The murder scene, which happens very early in the pilot, is a shocking, brutal, and blunt moment, foreshadowing more gruesome surprises to come. If the scene marked the start of a traditional series, “The Sinner” would feel like it’s already stringing out its big reveal. There’s too little backstory and too many opaque teases toward Cora’s motivations in the first hour for us to stick around for five seasons »

- Ben Travers

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‘The Sinner’ Review: Jessica Biel Is More Than a Mom and a Murderer in USA’s Intriguing Limited Series — Tribeca 2017

25 April 2017 5:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

On a beautiful day at the beach, Cora Tannetti gets up off her blanket, picks up a knife, and repeatedly stabs a random man sitting in front of her. So why does a regular person walk up to a stranger and stab him to death? This is the very basic premise of “The Sinner,” USA Network’s upcoming adaptation of Petra Hammesfahr’s book, starring Jessica Biel (“BoJack Horseman”), Bill Pullman (“Independence Day”), and Christopher Abbott (“James White”).

The murder scene, which happens very early in the pilot, is a shocking, brutal, and blunt moment, foreshadowing more gruesome surprises to come. If the scene marked the start of a traditional series, “The Sinner” would feel like it’s already stringing out its big reveal. There’s too little backstory and too many opaque teases toward Cora’s motivations in the first hour for us to stick around for five seasons »

- Ben Travers

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The Most Disappointing Year in Movies

25 April 2017 10:02 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

In 1997, a film cynic was born.

Seeing Star Wars ruined should have been a sign that 1997 would be the worst year ever for blockbusters. George Lucas’s Special Editions, intended to “improve” the original trilogy but mostly doing the opposite, started arriving in January. By the time of the release of the new version of Return of the Jedi in March, my anticipation for anything ought to have been demolished. But I couldn’t have imagined that was only the beginning.

Actually, the first steps towards the end of an era were made in the early ’90s. That just wasn’t a great time for big movies compared to the prior decade. Some of my biggest letdowns of all time included Hudson Hawk in 1991 and Death Becomes Her in 1992. Jurassic Park wasn’t good enough for me, having read the book. Independence Day put me to sleep in the theater. Beloved »

- Christopher Campbell

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From Charlie Hunnam to Chris Pratt, these are Cineplex's favourite TV actors turned movie stars

17 April 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

From Charlie Hunnam to Chris Pratt, these are Cineplex's favourite TV actors turned movie starsFrom Charlie Hunnam to Chris Pratt, these are Cineplex's favourite TV actors turned movie starsGarrett McCormick4/17/2017 10:01:00 Am

You'd think making the transition from television to movies would be easy considering an actor is just an actor at the end of the day, but it's a lot harder than you think! Only a select few of television actors have gone over to the movie world successfully, but we have pulled together some of our favourites.

Check out Cineplex's favourite TV actors who have gone over to the world of cinema and took their careers to incredible heights!

Charlie Hunnam

TV role: Sons of Anarchy (2008-2014)

Notable film role: Pacific Rim

Any fan of Sons of Anarchy knows that heartthrob Charlie Hunnam can deliver a smouldering, broody hero on the small screen; but it wasn't until »

- Garrett McCormick

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From Charlie Hunnam to Chris Pratt, these are Cineplex's favourite TV actors turned movie stars

17 April 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

From Charlie Hunnam to Chris Pratt, these are Cineplex's favourite TV actors turned movie starsFrom Charlie Hunnam to Chris Pratt, these are Cineplex's favourite TV actors turned movie starsGarrett McCormick4/17/2017 10:01:00 Am

You'd think making the transition from television to movies would be easy considering an actor is just an actor at the end of the day, but it's a lot harder than you think! Only a select few of television actors have gone over to the movie world successfully, but we have pulled together some of our favourites.

Check out Cineplex's favourite TV actors who have gone over to the world of cinema and took their careers to incredible heights!

Charlie Hunnam

TV role: Sons of Anarchy (2008-2014)

Notable film role: Pacific Rim

Any fan of Sons of Anarchy knows that heartthrob Charlie Hunnam can deliver a smouldering, broody hero on the small screen; but it wasn't until »

- Garrett McCormick

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Like ‘Dead Silence’ and ‘Poltergeist’? Then You’ll Love ‘Making Contact’!

17 April 2017 5:35 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Not only was the 1985 Making Contact directed by Stargate, Godzilla, and Independence Day‘s Roland Emmerich, but it also carries heavy Et, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Poltergeist influences, while also having been a potential inspiration behind James Wan’s films, especially Dead Silence. Kino Lorber is releasing the 80’s classic, also known as Joey, on Blu-ray and DVD […] »

- Brad Miska

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The destruction is larger than ever in new Transformers trailer

12 April 2017 7:37 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

After a whole decade Michael Bay and his team are still finding ways to pit giant robots against apocalyptic conditions, all while fitting very sweaty people in the mix. The Last Knight looks to be taking the destruction of our planet to a whole new level, making the invasion of in Independence Day look like a rat infestation.  The new trailer is filled with spaceships the size of continents, and Optimus... Read More »

- Matt Rooney

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Animation as a Fallback

7 April 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

How ‘Smurfs,’ ‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘Ghost in the Shell’ and more are keeping their brands alive after live-action disappointments.

As the live-action Hollywood version of Ghost in the Shell looks to lose $60m after audiences ignored it at the box office last weekend, Japanese publisher Kodansha and anime studio Production I.G. have announced a new animated project based on Masamune Shirow’s classic manga with Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki on board as co-directors.

There are no other details, not even clarification on whether the plan is for a new anime series or feature, and this is something that has been teased since before the new movie’s release, but the timing of the greenlight announcement comes across as damage control, reminding fans that Ghost in the Shell will live on as a property more properly once again.

It’s also interesting that this is happening as the animated feature Smurfs: The Lost Village opens in theaters. Sony »

- Christopher Campbell

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Akshay Kumar wins National Award for Rustom

7 April 2017 12:22 AM, PDT | indicine | See recent indicine news »

Akshay Kumar has added yet another feather in what has been a glorious career stretching for over two decades. The superstar has won the National Award for Best Actor for his performance in ‘Rustom’, a commercially successful film which released during the Independence Day weekend last year.

Akshay becomes one of the few mainstream heroes to win the prestigious award. Read More

The post Akshay Kumar wins National Award for Rustom appeared first on . »

- Indicine Team

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Colony Season 2 Episode 13 Review: Ronin

6 April 2017 8:14 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Colony has always had as part of its DNA a nod to Nazi occupation and the internment of the Jewish people. 

Colony Season 2 Episode 13 wiped out an entire Bloc and rid Earth of the Aliens' version of troublesome Semites, being sure to get as much use out of them as possible.

Experiencing Maddie come to the realization she wasn't going to San Fernando was this drama at its finest, but there was so much more to the hour setting up nicely what's to come on Colony Season 3.

The Bowmans, as a family, only made it out alive because of Will's decision to trust Snyder with their possession of the gauntlet. 

Snyder and the Bowmans are interconnected in ways they'll probably never fully understand, but the one who will likely pay the ultimate price for underestimating that connection will be Snyder.

Once again, Snyder was in the dark about what was happening. »

- Carissa Pavlica

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Bill Mechanic On Movie Biz: Big Problems & A Few Suggestions On How To Fix Them

31 March 2017 4:33 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Editors Note: Bill Mechanic is chairman and CEO of Pandemonium Films and a former top executive at Paramount, Disney and chairman and CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment when the studio generated Die Hard With A Vengeance, Independence Day and Titanic. He most recently produced Best Picture Oscar nominee Hacksaw Ridge. He was moved to weigh in after all the noise about windowing that came out of the just-wrapped CinemaCon. The industry is in big trouble. Yes, that's perhaps… »

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‘The Rift’ DVD Review

31 March 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Ken Foree, Katarina Cas, Monte Markham, Dragan Micanovic, Denis Muric, Miroljub Leso, Sonja Vukicevic, Mick Garris, Ratko Turcinovic | Written by Barry Keating, Milan Konjevic | Directed by Dejan Zecevic

Produced by Milan Todorovic and Marko Jocic, The Rift stars Ken Foree (Dawn Of The Dead), Monte Markham (The Six Million Dollar Man) and Katarina Kas (The Wolf Of Wall Street) as CIA agents sent to explore the aftermath of a Us space craft which has crashed in Serbia. In a derelict building they discover an astronaut who holds the secret to the ill fated mission and is the carrier of a mysterious virus which threatens mankind by bringing the dead back from the grave.

Billed as Serbia’s first ever sci-fi film, The Rift comes from the writing team of Barry Keating and Milan Konjevic, both of whom previously penned Killer Mermaids and Apocalypse of the Dead – which also starred zombie-killing legend Ken Foree. »

- Phil Wheat

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Akshay Kumar Vs Shah Rukh Khan: Akshay’s Toilet – Ek Prem Katha to clash with Shah Rukh Khan’s next on Independence Day weekend

27 March 2017 11:23 PM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

By now we all know that Bollywood’s action hero Akshay Kumar will next be seen in the Shree Narayan Singh’s directorial Toilet – Ek Prem Katha. If that wasn’t all, we had also reported that the film which also features Bhumi Pednekar will be hitting screens on the Independence Day weekend this year. Well nowRead More

The post Akshay Kumar Vs Shah Rukh Khan: Akshay’s Toilet – Ek Prem Katha to clash with Shah Rukh Khan’s next on Independence Day weekend appeared first on Bollywood Hungama. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Srk vs Akshay Kumar: Toilet Ek Prem Katha moves to 11 Aug 2017

27 March 2017 10:45 PM, PDT | indicine | See recent indicine news »

It’s going to be yet another mega-clash at the box office this year. After Shah Rukh Khan vs Hrithik Roshan during the Republic Day weekend, it’ll be Srk vs Akshay Kumar during the much-bigger Independence Day weekend.

Akshay Kumar’s Toilet Ek Prem Katha, a medium budget film directed by Shree Narayan Singh, will take on Shah Rukh Khan’s untitled biggie directed by Imtiaz Ali.Read More

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- Indicine Team

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The Best Disaster Movies

27 March 2017 6:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It is no secret that cinema-goers are enthralled by the prospect of the world ending. Days and weeks may pass without news of a global threat in reality; however you can now bet on what impending danger will bring about the planet’s destruction. We all love it, perhaps more than we should, but the exhilaration is unmatched so here’s a run down of the greatest disaster films (in our opinion!) of all time.

Deep Impact

When two films with very similar plot lines hit the Box Office at the same time; the crowd tends to side with one or the other and we are firmly on the side of Deep Impact over Armageddon.

The latter was never an issue really; if they’d just taught the astronauts to drill over the time they had then the world was never in danger – Deep Impact provided a very scientific take »

- Amie Cranswick

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Why Men in Black 4 Hasn't Happened Yet

20 March 2017 4:44 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After months of rumors and speculation, Sony Pictures officially revealed at CinemaCon last April that the Men in Black and 21 Jump Street crossover was officially happening, under the working title Mib 23. The studio set James Bobin to direct from a script by Rodney Rothman, but Jonah Hill teased in August that scheduling for the movie would be impossible, and he doesn't think it will ever see the light of day. That was the last we heard about the project, but today we have word from Barry Sonnenfeld, the director of all three Men in Black movies, who reveals why this project, nor Men in Black 4, hasn't happened yet.

Digital Spy caught up with the filmmaker, who doesn't think that neither he nor Will Smith will be involved with any future Men in Black sequels in any way. In fact, the only way he thinks the franchise can survive »

- MovieWeb

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Roland Emmerich’s Making Contact (aka Joey) Blu-ray / DVD Release Details

20 March 2017 9:40 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Before Stargate and Independence Day hit the big screen, Roland Emmerich directed Making Contact, coming to Blu-ray and DVD this May from Kino Lorber.

Blu-ray.com reports that Kino Lorber will release Roland Emmerich's Making Contact (1985) on Blu-ray and DVD on May 9th. According to Kino Lorber, in addition to a new HD master and optional English subtitles, the home media release will include two Us theatrical trailers and the original German theatrical trailer.

Synopsis (via Blu-ray.com): "From the director of Independence Day and Stargate: The Movie comes the fantasy film Making Contact a.k.a. Joey. Following the death of his father, nine-year-old Joey finds himself at the center of a frightening series of phenomena, including telekinesis, phone calls from beyond the grave and one very sinister ventriloquist dummy with extremely homicidal instincts. But when the authorities arrive to investigate Joey's "gift", they unleash a »

- Tamika Jones

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