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Behind-the Scenes Photo from Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book

13 hours ago | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

A few days ago we got our first look at some beautiful concept art that was created for Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book. It gave us a solid idea of the visual style and tone that the director is going for, and it looked perfect. It seemed to have that same feel as the animated film we all grew up with. Today we have a behind-the-scenes photo from the set of the film that Favreau posted on Facebook. It features the main human character in the story, Mowgli, who is drenched in shadow. The character is played by newcomer Neel Sethi. 

The story follows Mowgli, a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, who "embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known."

The film features the voices of Ben Kingsley (The BoxtrollsIron Man 3 »

- Joey Paur

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Evangeline Lilly says Ant-Man is in ‘good hands’ with Peyton Reed

16 December 2014 12:47 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Marvel’s Ant-Man got off to a rough start when original director Edgar Wright, who was working on the project from 2006, left over creative differences. Since his departure Peyton Reed took over and now in an interview with IGN to promote The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, star Evangeline Lilly has Peyton Reed as the new director:

“He was a delight. He actually in some ways reminded me a bit of Peter [Jackson],” she said “He had a fantastic sense of humour, was extremely immersed in the comic world all his life, is a big fan-boy but also extremely strong in his vision. He knew what he needed, and he knew if we had it or if we didn’t have it, and it’s such a huge luxury as an actor to know that your director really knows what he wants. He knows when he’s got it »

- Thomas Roach

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Band Aid Challenge: The Affair's Dominic West Embraces Bob Geldof's New Charity Trend

16 December 2014 9:05 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Well, we just got over ice-bucket-challenging each other, so we'll see how this new thing takes off. Bob Geldof is attempting to launch a new charity trend amongst his celebrity friends. The challenge is pretty simple, actually: You sing Bono's line from the Band Aid 30 re-release of "Do They Know It's Christmas": "Well tonight we're reaching out and touching you." (You also donate money to Band Aid, naturally.) Geldof nominated The Affair (and yes, The Wire) actor Dominic West, Homeland's Damian Lewis, and Richard E. Grant (known variously from Doctor Who, Withnail & I and Luther). West, for his part, »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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[Media] - "Preservation" First trailer

15 December 2014 9:41 AM, PST | www.ohmygore.com/ | See recent OhMyGore news »

Acquired out of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, the indie film "Preservation" will be opening on VOD platforms January 9, 2015. Actor Christopher Denham takes his second turn in the director's chair with whats's said to be a finely crafted horror-thriller starring Pablo Schreiber ("The Wire", "Orange Is The New Black"), Aaron Staton ("Mad Men"), and Wrenn Schmidt ("Boardwalk Empire").Three family members head deep into the woods for a hunting trip that doubles as a distraction from their troubles at home. When all of their gear is stolen, they turn on each other, but soon realize there are much more treacherous forces at work. »

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'Selma' Stars Use NYC Premiere to Support Peaceful Protests

15 December 2014 12:08 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The release of the biopic Selma -- which chronicles Martin Luther King Jr.'s non-violent campaign of civil disobedience in 1965 -- has been described as "divine timing" by the film's star and producer Oprah Winfrey. On Sunday, that timing took center stage when a number of the film's stars made bold political statements on the red carpet.

At Selma's New York premiere, actor Wendell Pierce – best known for his work on The Wire – wore a shirt with the words "I Can't Breathe" printed across the front, a reference to the strangulation death of Eric Garner by NYPD officers, who were not charged in relation to the incident.

Video: Celebs At Selma Gala Explain Why The Film Will 'Resonate' In Light Of Recent Events

The words have become one of the main chants of protesters who have been demonstrating in the streets for weeks in the wake of the Eric Garner and Ferguson, Mo. grand »

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Finding Dory: Plot details and setting revealed by Pixar chief

13 December 2014 1:20 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Plot and setting details for Finding Dory have emerged at Comic Con Experience in Brazil.

According to Slashfilm (via Omelete), Pixar president Jim Morris revealed that the majority of the film will take place at the Marine Biology Institute of California, a large rehabilitation facility for marine life.

Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) will discover she was born there and freed into the ocean at a young age, which sets her off on a trip to find her parents.

Both Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo will return in the sequel and make the journey with her - Willem Defoe will be returning too, but it is unclear in what capacity.

Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy have signed up to play the voices of Dory's parents.

Meanwhile, The Wire's Idris Elba and Dominic West will reunite and voice characters in the sequel.

Finding Dory has previously been delayed, and is »

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Disney Reveals Concept Art from Jon Favreau's Jungle Book

12 December 2014 3:25 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Iron Man director Jon Favreau is currently in production on his latest film project, a live action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. Disney has released a piece of concept art from the film that gives us our first look at the visual style Favreau is going for with the film. It's a charming little tease of what is to come. 

The story follows Mowgli, a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, who "embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known."

The film features the voices of Ben Kingsley (The BoxtrollsIron Man 3), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) and Christopher Walken (Seven Psycopaths) as Bagheera, Raksha and King Louie. Then there's Idris Elba (The Wire) as Shere Khan, Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers) as Kaa, Bill Murray (Ghostbusters) as Baloo, and newcomer Neel Sethi plays Mowgli. »

- Joey Paur

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The Best Documentaries of 2014

11 December 2014 7:51 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

As is usually the case, 2014 held a rich vein of great nonfiction cinema … that went mostly untapped by any wide audiences. But just because documentaries are perpetually under-served by popular (and even critical) attention doesn’t mean that we should neglect these films. This is a celebration of all the best docs to come out this year.

But first, for the sake of full disclosure, here are all the notable docs of 2014 that I haven’t gotten around to seeing yet:

1989, 20,000 Days on Earth, Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case, Big Joy, Big Men, Code BlackEvolution of a Criminal, The Great Flood, The Great Invisible, The Kill TeamNational Gallery, The Missing Picture, Maidentrip, Manakamana, The Naked Opera, Virunga, Watchers of the Sky, What Now? Remind Me, Whitey

Next,we have some honorable mentions — other docs of 2014 that are well worth seeking out:

A Will for the WoodsArt and Craft, »

- Dan Schindel

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Golden Globe TV Nominations: CW Breaks In with ‘Jane the Virgin'; ‘Affair,’ ‘Transparent’ Score

11 December 2014 5:51 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Now this is immaculate: the CW’s drought of kudos traction has been broken in a big way this year with the Golden Globe comedy series nom for its buzzy frosh series “Jane the Virgin,” as well as a comedy actress bid for star Gina Rodriguez.

The noms mark the first Globe mentions for the CW since its debut in 2006.

Globe voters lived up to their reputation for giving important credibility boosts to young series. In addition to “Jane the Virgin,” voters showered Showtime’s hot freshman drama “The Affair” with three key noms, for drama series and acting bids for stars Ruth Wilson and Dominic West. The Globes attention was particularly important for “Affair” as the show came up empty on Wednesday in the SAG Award nominations, a surprise given West’s stature as an alum of “The Wire.”

Amazon’s “Transparent” is now officially a contender with a »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Dark Summer Trailer and Release Details

10 December 2014 11:42 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

*Updated* Following IFC Midnight’s January release announcement for Paul Solet’s Dark Summer, we now have a look at the official trailer:

“From Paul Solet, director of the acclaimed hit Grace, comes Dark Summer, a suspense thriller combining the supernatural terror of classic horrors The Shining and Poltergeist, with the tension and modern cool of Disturbia. Summer is a time to relax, unwind, take a vacation, and be free. But 17 year old Daniel Austin gets none of that because his obsessive online stalking of his classmate and crush, Mona Wilson, got him put on house arrest for the whole summer. So, no cell phone, no Internet, no leaving the property, and especially no Mona. Then Daniel’s single mother has to go on a long business trip, and Daniel has the place to himself.

Daniel figures out a way to piggyback onto his neighbors’ wireless signal and believing he’s surfing off the grid, »

- Jonathan James

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TVLine Items: Good Wife Fave Is Happyish, Svu's New Detective & More

9 December 2014 11:28 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A Good lawyer is getting Happyish.

Emmy winner Carrie Preston (The Good Wife, True Blood) has landed a recurring role in the Showtime comedy pilot, our sister site Deadline reports.

Happyish is a described as “a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place.” It stars British thesp Steve Coogan and Kathryn Hahn (Transparent, Parks and Recreation), as well as Ellen Barkin and Bradley Whitford.

Preston will play a Senior Account Director who must find a way to reinvent herself or lose her job. »

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30 years since Gremlins: Stars of the Christmas cult classic then and now

9 December 2014 9:15 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a heavily tinseled tree, a tipple before midday and Gremlins on the telly at some point during the day.

The Joe Dante-directed black cult comedy sees protagonist Billy Peltzer being gifted with Gizmo, a cute furry Mogwai discovered by his inventor father in a mysterious Chinatown antique store.

Of course the creature comes with three special instructions which, if not adhered to, result in the spawning of grizzly Gremlins hell-bent on havoc.

The Steven Spielberg-produced movie - which is

currently being fast-tracked by Warner Bros for a remake - celebrated its 30th anniversary earlier this year, and here's what the main cast members got up to after the movie's success:

1. Zach Galligan

Zach Galligan plays William 'Billy' Peltzer who becomes enthralled by his unusual Christmas gift - yet careless with the three golden Gizmo rules.

Galligan's notable film roles following the success »

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How once-great 'Sons of Anarchy' ran off the road before the end

9 December 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It sounds strange to say about a show I haven't watched regularly in two years — and barely at all in its final season — and stopped consistently enjoying long before that, but there was a time when I loved "Sons of Anarchy" about as much as anything on TV. Back in the day, Kurt Sutter's biker "Hamlet" was one of the shows I most enjoyed watching, writing about, and debating with critics and fans alike. In its second season in particular, it was one of the very best shows on television (on that year's Top 10 list, I had it only a couple of spots behind "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad") and every bit the Next Great FX Drama you would expect from Sutter, who apprenticed on "The Shield" and penned many of that show's most memorable (and/or disgusting) moments. In retrospect, that second season — pitting Samcro against a band »

- Alan Sepinwall

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New 'Finding Dory' Plot and Setting Details Revealed

9 December 2014 5:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Pixar's upcoming "Finding Nemo" sequel, "Finding Dory," just uncovered a huge trove of information about the film's cast, plot, and setting.

"Dory" focuses on the titular fish (once again voiced by Ellen DeGeneres), and picks up only a few months after the 2003 original left off. Dory is living on the reef with Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo, and joins Nemo on a class field trip, which triggers memories from her past.

The intel was revealed by Pixar president Jim Morris during a recent appearance at Ccxp (Comic Con Experience) in Brazil, where Morris also discussed the primary setting for the flick. A large portion of the film will take place at the Marine Biology Institute of California, described as a large rehabilitation complex for aquatic life where Dory was born, and from which she was released into the ocean at a young age.

In addition to the familiar faces of Dory, »

- Katie Roberts

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Fortitude review: 'Twin Peaks in the arctic – unsettling and claustrophobic'

9 December 2014 4:28 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The big-budget arctic circle drama, which stars Sofie Gråbøl, Stanley Tucci and Christopher Eccleston, is a blizzard of intrigue that may baffle some

It’s called Fortitude, and that may be exactly what is required to watch Sky’s new big-budget murder mystery starring Stanley Tucci, Christopher Eccleston and The Killing’s Sofie Gråbøl.

The opening episode of the the arctic circle drama, which cost around £25m to make, and will air on Sky Atlantic in January, is relentlessly unsettling and claustrophobic, a blizzard (literally) of intrigue, infidelity, corruption and murder. David Simon, creator of the The Wire, once said: “Fuck the average viewer.” Fortitude is likely to leave lacklustre subscribers behind. When Tucci’s Met police detective turns up an hour or so in (“You’re American?” “Yes.”) it’s a shaft of light in the darkness. Fortitude’s population is 713, but there aren’t many of them that »

- John Plunkett

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Idris Elba Talks About His New Album, mi Mandela

8 December 2014 12:20 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

You're probably familiar with Idris Elba, the actor. But are you familiar with Idris Elba the DJ? The guitarist? The house music buff? Elba, 42, just released his first album, mi Mandela, which he wrote and produced in collaboration with musicians from South Africa and the U.K. as a tribute to both Nelson Mandela and Elba's father, Winston. Recorded in Johannesburg, London and Mali by a cast of musicians that includes Mumford & Sons and James Blake, it's available now via Elba's label, 7wallace and Parlophone records. "I made this album to express how it was to play Nelson Mandela, because »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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God Will not Save You from This Trailer for The Wire Remastered Episodes Marathon

7 December 2014 8:29 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

As we previously reported, HBO is re-releasing David Simon’s groundbreaking drama series The Wire in HD even though it will throw off the show’s correct aspect ratio in order to please people who (incorrectly) believe that older shows should be readjusted to fit their entire widescreen TV.  Nevertheless, these remastered episodes are coming later this month, and HBO will be running a marathon beginning December 26th on HBO Signature in addition to all of the episodes being available on HBO Go.  I don’t know if these remastered versions will replace the current, correct ratio episodes that are currently available on HBO Go, but you may want to start your own little marathon right now just in case.  The original aspect ratio was designed to give the drama a documentary-style feel, and it’s just another reason the show is so effective. Hit the jump to watch The Wire remastered episodes marathon trailer. »

- Matt Goldberg

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David Simon discusses new HD aspect ratio for ‘The Wire’

6 December 2014 1:31 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Cinematography discussion in TV criticism can be all too rare. It lends the perception that TV is all about story and acting, when really there are a number of creative television auteurs who devote careful cinematic craft to shot composition, what’s in the frame, and what is out.

David Simon, creator of The Wire, is one of those, and on Wednesday he penned a blog post that discussed HBO’s recent plans to remaster The Wire for HD re-release on Blu-Ray. In talking about memories of his old filmmaking partner Robert Colesberry, he begged the question “What Would Bob Do” and approached HBO with an invested interest in making sure the show would look appropriate in the new HD format.

As Collider points out, the conversion to HD has been unkind to TV shows made prior to it. Prior to HD, shows were shot in 4:3 aspect ratio to »

- Brian Welk

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Peyton Reed announces that filming has wrapped on Ant-Man

6 December 2014 2:17 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Peyton Reed has taken to Twitter to announce that principal photography has wrapped on Marvel’s Ant-Man, with the director posting the following image to Twitter and telling us to “stay tuned”… could a teaser trailer be on the horizon, or at least some official stills?

And that’s it! Principal photography on Ant-man is now complete. The ants have left the building. Stay tuned… pic.twitter.com/xj5h9qFyo6

Peyton Reed (@MrPeytonReed) December 6, 2014

Ant-Man is set for release on July 17th , 2015, with Peyton Reed (The Break-Up) directing a cast that includes Paul Rudd (I Love You Man) as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas (Behind The Candelabra) as Dr. Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as Darren Cross / Yellowjacket, John Slattery (Iron Man 2) as Howard Stark, Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Peggy Carter »

- Gary Collinson

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Miles Teller responds to criticism of The Fantastic Four reboot

5 December 2014 2:25 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

There’s been a lot said about the upcoming Josh Trank directed reboot The Fantastic Four in recent weeks since Toby Kebbell revealed some plot details about his character Dr. Doom, and most of it has been fairly negative.

Speaking recently to MTV’s Josh Horowitz, Miles Teller – who plays leader of the group Reed Richards – defended the reboot saying “We’re proud of what we did.”

The lack of marketing and unnecessary secrecy from Fox has also been another negative factor for the movie according to the internet and Teller responded by saying “If you want to go on the internet and find out what every person has to say about it, it’s very easy to find that and you can kinda get caught up in the whole thing.”

Teller also spoke about when we might see some footage, “We’re right on schedule…we shot the whole »

- Gavin Logan

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