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Pixels sets new Sony trailer record

19 March 2015 11:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced that the upcoming action-comedy Pixels has set a new studio record for trailer views, with over 34 million worldwide views in its first 24 hours of release online.

Released across the globe via various Sony platforms including their electronic, retail, online (including Sony PlayStation networks) and television avenues, Pixels beat the previous record holder, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with 22 million views, to become the studio’s number one trailer launch.

In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. Directed by Chris Columbus, the film stars Adam Sandler (The Wedding Singer), Michelle Monaghan (Playing it Cool), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock), Sean Bean (Jupiter Ascending), Josh Gad (Frozen) and Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity).

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- Scott J. Davis

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Pixels (2015) Trailer Review

19 March 2015 4:43 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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On today’s episode of the Flickering Myth Podcast, Luke Owen and Scott Davis sit down to talk about the trailer for Pixels, which features Adam Sandler (Grown Ups 2) and a host of other stars. Watch the trailer here!

The duo give their thoughts on the trailer as well as the effect Adam Sandler has on movies in 2015 and whether or not Peter Dinklage has the ability to turn down film roles.

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In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds »

- Luke Owen

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Pac-Man vs. Adam Sandler in first trailer for Pixels

18 March 2015 2:31 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Game on! After a brief 10 second teaser yesterday, Sony Pictures has released the first full trailer for Pixels, the new comedy starring Adam Sandler (Grown Ups 2), which sees him defending the world from an alien invasion force of 1980’s arcade heroes and villains. Who knew Pac-Man could be so violent?

Check out the full trailer below…

In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with »

- Villordsutch

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The Week in Horror: Neill Blomkamp's 'Alien' sequel will 'break a lot of new ground'

6 March 2015 3:02 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Welcome back to "The Week in Horror," HitFix's ongoing series that rounds up the 10 most pertinent fright-genre stories to break over the last seven days. In this week's edition: Even more "Alien 5" news, our favorite supernatural horror remake gets a bump and what "Parks and Recreation" star is appearing in a movie about a pagan demon who murders children? See below for the full roundup. 1. Sigourney Weaver says Neill Blomkamp's "Alien" sequel will "break new ground" “I can’t think of a better director,” Weaver told Variety “He’s a real fan. I think he’ll be true to the world and take it in unexpected directions. It’s got a lot of sinew in it. It will certainly stand up to the others and probably break a lot of new ground as well.” On a related note, is Michael Biehn reprising his role as Hicks? Will there be more than one film? »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox Sign On To Perform ‘Autopsy’ For Im Global

6 March 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Emile Hirsch (Lone Survivor) and Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity) have signed on to star as co-leads in The Autopsy Of Jane Doe, the English-language debut of Norwegian director Andre Øvredal (Trollhunter). Stuart Ford’s sales-finance-production powerhouse Im Global will fully finance the film through its Octane genre label. Fred Berger (La La Land) and Eric Garcia (Matchstick Men) produce under their Impostor Pictures banner alongside Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh… »

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Julia Stiles hopes for Bourne return: 'I would love to be a part of it'

25 February 2015 4:01 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Julia Stiles has said that she is hopeful of returning for the next Bourne movie.

Director Paul Greengrass and star Matt Damon will both return for their first entry in the franchise since 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum.

Bourne film will not include Matt Damon, Jeremy Renner crossover

Stiles famously played Treadstone operative Nicky Parsons in 2002's The Bourne Identity, and later appeared in sequels.

The actress recently told reporters that she "would love" to reprise her role as Parsons in the next Bourne movie.

"Yeah, they're writing it now so I'm hoping that my character fits into the storyline somehow," she said.

"But Matt and Paul have so much integrity that they waited a long time before making another one, for many reasons, but largely because they wanted a good story there.

"And they're so much fun to shoot, I would love to be a part of it."

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Jaimie Alexander Finds NBC’s Blindspot

19 February 2015 8:10 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the Peacock Network: Thor actress Jaimie Alexander is finally stepping up into the spotlight, as the lead in NBC pilot Blindspot.

An action-thriller in the vein of The Bourne Identity and Memento, the series will focus on a beautiful “Jane Doe” who finds herself at the center of an FBI investigation when she awakens inside a duffel bag in the middle of Times Square in New York City with no idea who she is or what the tattoos covering her body signify. Using clues found on her body, FBI agents begin to piece together a larger conspiracy.

Mark Pellington (The Mothman Files) is set to direct the pilot episode, working from a script by Martin Gero (Stargate: Atlantis).

Blindspot certainly sounds like an intriguing star vehicle for Alexander, who has been looking for a way to establish herself as a leading actress for some »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Box Office Democracy: “Kingsman: The Secret Service”

17 February 2015 1:00 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Kingsman: The Secret Service is, hopefully, a watershed moment for spy action movies. Much in the way The Bourne Identity did in 2002, Kingsman has such a fresh new take on the genre that it begs to be the new standard these films are compared to. Kingsman could have so easily been the lazy bit of satire I feared it would be in the run up to the movie and it avoided nearly all of the pitfalls that could have felled it. It did step in to one big pit and while it put a bit of a crimp in my enjoyment of the movie it was at least a spectacular and bold piece of failure and I suppose tasteless and vexing is always better than boring.

Matthew Vaughn directs action sequences in Kingsman that are nothing short of brilliant. He shoots action with wider angles and without cuts like they »

- Arthur Tebbel

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First Trailer for 'Hitman: Agent 47' is Full of Crazy Action & Cliches

11 February 2015 7:30 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"He's an engineered human being. Strong. Faster. And more intelligent than normal people." Imagine if The Bourne Identity was a mindless action movie. You should be picturing this first trailer for Hitman: Agent 47, the latest attempt to bring the popular video game franchise to the big screen. This time, Rupert Friend plays the title assassin who starts to learn about his origins in the middle of a bunch of explosions and crazy action. This just looks like cookie-cutter silliness, but enough so that it might be fun. However, the script just sounds awful even from the little dialogue in the film, with one egregious theft form Watchmen. Here's the first trailer for Aleksander Bach's Hitman: Agent 47, originally from Apple: Hitman: Agent 47 is directed by Aleksander Bach, making his feature directorial debut with a script from Kyle Ward (Machete Kills), Skip Woods (The A-Team) and Michael Finch »

- Ethan Anderton

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Thn Talks ‘Badge Of Honor’ With Lochlyn Munro

9 February 2015 9:15 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Lochlyn Munro may not be an immediately recognisable name but the Canadian actor has certainly been a prominent face in mainstream media since his breakout in the late 90s. You’ll know him best for his comedic appearances in A Night At The Roxbury, Scary Movie and White Chicks but the talented star has also featured in 21 Jump Street, Charmed, SmallvilleCastle and Arrow.

To celebrate the release of the new crime-thriller Badge Of Honor, we were fortunate enough to speak to Munro about the film, his past roles and his brilliantly diverse career.

Lochlyn: Hello, this is Lochlyn.

Thn: Hello Lochlyn, this is The Hollywood News. It’s a pleasure to be talking with you, I’m a huge fan!

Lochlyn: Oh well thanks, thanks! It must be a bit late for you out there, huh?

Thn: Yes, it’s actually 1 am here but I’m a bit of a night owl! »

- Ben Read

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‘Agent X,’ ‘The Farm,’ ‘Genies’ Receiving California Tax Credits

5 February 2015 5:08 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A pair of upcoming cable series — TNT’s “Agent X” and USA’s “The Farm” — have been selected to receive production tax credits worth a combined $12.5 million from the state of California.

Paramount feature “Genies,” also known as “Children of the Lamp,” has also been selected for a $7.4 million credit from the California Film Tax Credit program for the 2014-15 fiscal year after moving off the waiting list. To receive the credit, production must start in California within 180 days of notification from the state.

Two studio movies that had been slated to receive allocations have been dropped from the program — New Line’s comedy “Mean Moms,” which had been in line for a $6.7 million credit, and Fox’s Beach Boys biopic “All Summer Long,” which had been set to receive a $7.7 million credit.

It’s not uncommon for waiting-list projects to wind up with the credit, which provides up to 25% of qualified expenditures. »

- Dave McNary

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‘Agent X,’ ‘The Farm,’ ‘Genies’ Receiving California Tax Credits

5 February 2015 5:08 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A pair of upcoming cable series — TNT’s “Agent X” and USA’s “The Farm” — have been selected to receive production tax credits worth a combined $12.5 million from the state of California.

Paramount’s “Genies,” also known as “Children of the Lamp,” has also been selected for a $7.4 million credit from the California Film Tax Credit program for the 2014-15 fiscal year after moving off the waiting list. To receive the credit, production must start in California within 180 days of notification from the state.

Two studio movies that had been slated to receive allocations have been dropped from the program — New Line’s comedy “Mean Moms,” which had been in line for a $6.7 million credit, and Fox’s Beach Boys biopic “All Summer Long,” which had been set to receive a $7.7 million credit.

It’s not uncommon for waiting-list projects to wind up with the credit, which provides up to 25% of qualified expenditures. »

- Dave McNary

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'Ben-Hur' Remake Begins Shooting in Rome

2 February 2015 11:34 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., announced today that principal photography has begun on Ben-Hur starring Jack Huston (American Hustle) as Judah Ben-Hur, Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption) as Ilderim, Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Messala and Nazanin Boniadi (Homeland) as Esther. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and written by Keith Clarke (The Way Back) and John Ridley (12 Years a Slave), the film is based on Lew Wallace's epic novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of The Christ. The producers are Sean Daniel (The Mummy franchise), Mark Burnett (Son of God), Joni Levin (The Way Back) and Duncan Henderson (Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World).

Serving as executive producers are Roma Downey (The Bible), Keith Clarke, John Ridley and Jason Brown. Filming will take place in Rome and Matera, Italy with the film set for release February 26, 2016. Ben-Hur also »

- MovieWeb

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Principal photography has begun on “Ben-hur” starring Jack Huston (“American Hustle”) as Judah Ben-Hur and Morgan Freeman (“The Shawshank Redemption”)

2 February 2015 10:44 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., announced today that principal photography has begun on “Ben-hur” starring Jack Huston (“American Hustle”) as Judah Ben-Hur, Morgan Freeman (“The Shawshank Redemption”) as Ilderim, Toby Kebbell (“Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes”) as Messala and Nazanin Boniadi (“Homeland”) as Esther. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov (“Wanted”) and written by Keith Clarke (“The Way Back”) and John Ridley (“12 Years A Slave”), the film is based on Lew Wallace’s epic novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of The Christ. The producers are Sean Daniel (“The Mummy” franchise), Mark Burnett (“Son Of God”), Joni Levin (“The Way Back”) and Duncan Henderson (“Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World”). Serving as executive producers are Roma Downey (“The Bible”), Keith Clarke, John Ridley and Jason Brown. Filming will take place in Rome and Matera, Italy with the film set for release February 26, 2016. “Ben-hur” also »

- Josh Abraham

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Photography Begins on Timur Bekmambetov’s Ben-hur

2 February 2015 10:24 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Ben-hur is returning to the big screen!

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures announced today that principal photography has begun on Ben-hur starring Jack Huston (“American Hustle”) as Judah Ben-Hur, Morgan Freeman (“The Shawshank Redemption”) as Ilderim, Toby Kebbell (“Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes”) as Messala and Nazanin Boniadi (“Homeland”) as Esther.

Directed by Timur Bekmambetov (“Wanted”) and written by Keith Clarke (“The Way Back”) and John Ridley (“12 Years A Slave”), the film is based on Lew Wallace’s epic novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of The Christ.

The epic 1959 film was directed by William Wyler and starred Charlton HestonJack Hawkins, Stephen BoydHaya Harareet, Sam Jaffe and Hugh Griffith. It won 11 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. The magnificent score is by composer Miklós Rózsa.

Watch the trailer Here.

The producers are Sean Daniel (“The Mummy” franchise), Mark Burnett (“Son Of God”), Joni Levin (“The Way Back »

- Michelle McCue

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Cameras Begin Rolling on the Ben-Hur Remake in Italy

2 February 2015 10:23 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

If you were looking forward to seeing an updated version of the classic Ben-Hur story on the big screen, then you'll be happy to hear that principal photography has officially started on the epic, with a more full cast last revealed as well.  Come inside to see. 

I'm honestly not sure what to think about a Ben-Hur remake.  Done correctly, it could be pretty cool and a great way to introduce a new generation to this story.  It also has a good chance of sucking, but that's the risk you take with any remake.  Either way, I tend to hold off judgement until I've seen footage, which we've just taken a big step towards seeing as filming has officially started: 

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., announced today that principal photography has begun on “Ben-hur” starring Jack Huston (“American Hustle”) as Judah Ben-Hur, Morgan Freeman (“The Shawshank Redemption”) as Ilderim, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Naomi Watts, Frank Marshall, Bob Newhart and Cheryl Boone Isaacs to Receive Honorary Guild Awards

20 January 2015 9:32 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Costume Designers Guild, American Cinema Editors and publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild announce honorees

Actress Naomi Watts, producer Frank Marshall, comedian Bob Newhart and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs will all receive honorary awards from Hollywood guilds during upcoming awards shows.

The honors were all announced on Tuesday. Watts will receive the Lacoste Spotlight Award from the Costume Designers Guild, Marshall the Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award from the American Cinema Editors, Newhart the Lifetime Achievement Award from the publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild (Icg, Iatse Local 600), and Isaacs the Presidents Award from the Icg. »

- Steve Pond

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‘Edge of Tomorrow’ reunion coming via an 80s drug film

17 January 2015 8:47 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It seems like the success both critically and commercially for Edge of Tomorrow has got Tom Cruise and Doug Liman thinking about their next move together. This time though — they are leaving out the Groundhog Day aspect of the story.

The Hollywood Reporter reported on Wednesday that Cruise and Liman are set to re-team for Mena, a 1980s drug thriller being made by Universal and CrossCreek. The project was originally being eyed by Ron Howard to direct, who was attached to direct the project when Universal picked it up as a spec by Gary Spinelli for a reported $1 million.

The film tells the story of Barry Seal, a fired Twa pilot who became a major drug smuggler for the Medellin Cartel. He was later recruited by the DEA and CIA to provide intelligence, with his work tying to the Iran Contra scandal. He was assassinated by Colombians in 1986.

Liman is currently finishing up the documentary, »

- Zach Dennis

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'Mena' Reteams Tom Cruise and 'Edge of Tomorrow' Director

15 January 2015 7:44 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Tom Cruise is reuniting with his Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman for the upcoming crime thriller Mena. Ron Howard was once attached to direct the project after Universal picked up the spec script by Gary Spinelli (Stash House) for $1 million. Universal is distributing, with Cross Creek Pictures providing the financing and producing with Imagine Entertainment.

Mena is based on the true story of Barry Seal, a Twa pilot who was fired and then becomes a major drug smuggler for the Medellin Cartel in Colombia. He was later recruited by both the DEA and the CIA to provide intelligence on the cartel, which was tied in to the Iran-Contra affair. Barry Seal was assassinated by the Colombians in 1986.

Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson are producing for Cross Creek, alongside Imagine's Brian Grazer and Quadrant Pictures' Doug Davison. This project marks the first time Doug Liman has returned to Universal Pictures »

- MovieWeb

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Could Dan Gilroy Become the Sixth Director Oscar-Nommed for First Feature?

13 January 2015 6:56 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

Screenwriter Dan Gilroy made his directorial this year with Nightcrawler, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a corrupt freelance crime reporter who will do anything to get a story. Since the film’s premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, it’s garnered Oscar buzz and has been compared to best picture winner Crash (2004).  It holds a 95 percent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, was named one of AFI’s top 10 films of the year and received four BAFTA nominations, as well as three Critics’ Choice Awards. Gyllenhaal has earned Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice acting nominations. If Gilroy were to earn a nomination for best director, like Crash did, he would become the sixth director in the 21st century to achieve that accolade.

Tony Gilroy, Dan’s older brother, earned his first Oscar nomination for Michael Clayton (2007), his directorial debut. He was also nominated for best original screenplay. »

- Anjelica Oswald

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