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16 items from 2015


The Collision: Episode 128 – Steven Spielberg, Hugh Jackman Leaving Wolverine, and Spectre

5 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

This week on The Collision, Adam and I take on a variety of subjects.  Our main topic of conversation is Steven Spielberg.  We talk about why he's the best choice to helm Ready Player One, we look back at his career, his working habits, why he's not only a transformative and influential filmmaker, but also one who's managed to stay relevant over the years.  In other news, we talk about Hugh Jackman leaving Wolverine behind (which leads to a tangent about Deadpool and my comment that there's no way Fox is going to release an R-rated version) and the first trailer for Spectre.  As always, we finish up with our recommendations. Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode ("Insurgent: Book vs. Film"), click here to add the podcast to your RSS, and click here to find us on iTunes. To »

- Matt Goldberg

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Round-Up: Trick ’r Treat Cake Pop Sam Print from Cavity Colors, Gehenna – Where Death Lives Kickstarter Campaign, Stigmata Blu-ray

24 March 2015 12:08 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Hungry for the delectable and deadly atmosphere of Michael Dougherty's Trick ’r Treat following the announcement last week that Legendary comics is releasing graphic novels of Trick ’r Treat and the upcoming Krampus? If so, then you might dig Cavity Colors' Cakepop Sam print, the latest addition to their Deadly Desserts line. The print depicts the creepy creature from Trick ’r Treat as a cake pop that's a festive feast for the eyes. Also featured in our latest round-up are details on the Kickstarter campaign for world-renowned special effects master Hiroshi Katagiri's debut film, Gehenna – Where Death Lives, as well as release details on Scream Factory's Blu-ray of the Patricia Arquette-starring possession film, Stigmata.

Cake Pop Sam Print: Cavity Colors' "Cakepop Sam" print is now available to purchase for $15.00:

"Signed by Aaron Crawford High quality 8 x 10 inch Giclee Print Printed with Archival Inks on Acid Free »

- Derek Anderson

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"Star Wars: Rogue One"

15 March 2015 3:14 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that the first "Star Wars" spin-off following director Jj Abrams' reboot "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", will be titled "Rogue One" to be directed by Gareth Edwards:

"...'Rogue One' is the title for the first film in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core 'Star Wars' saga. 'Rogue One' will be directed by Gareth Edwards ('Godzilla') and written by Oscar nominee Chris Weitz ('Cinderella').

The first actress cast is Felicity Jones, who garnered an Academy Award nomination and critical acclaim for her performance in 'The Theory of Everything'. The idea for the story of 'Rogue One' came from John Knoll, an Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic.

"He will executive produce along with Simon Emanuel (' »

- Michael Stevens

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First Star Wars Spin-Off Movie Has a Release Date and Leading Lady Cast

12 March 2015 7:07 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger shed some new light on the expanding Star Wars cinematic universe's first spin-off movie today during an investors presentation at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California.

The first Star Wars film is now officially titled Rogue One and is based off a story by Ilm visual effects chief John KnollSimon Emanuel (The Dark Knight Rises, Fast & Furious 6) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, War of the Worlds) will executive produce the film alongside Knoll, while Kathleen Kennedy, Tony To (Band of Brothers, The Pacific) and John Swartz (Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens) will produce.

As rumored for several weeks now, Academy Award-nominated actress Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) is now confirmed as the female lead in Rogue One. Her role, and any information regarding the film's plot, are being kept a secret for now.

Gareth Edwards is »

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Round-Up: Tom Savini, Steve Johnson & Sergio Stivaletti Announced for Ill Willed FX Workshops’ International Classes, Plants vs. Zombies Comic Book, Syfy Renews 12 Monkeys

12 March 2015 4:41 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Jason Voorhees, the living dead of George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead, the librarian phantom from Ghostbusters, the reanimated dead of Cemetery Man—these memorable horror movie characters and many more came to life onscreen due in large part to the talented hands and crafty eyes of FX legends Tom Savini, Steve Johnson, and Sergio Stivaletti.

Tate Steinsiek, an FX artist who also has an impressive résumé, teaches Ill Willed FX Workshops around the world, and on his international tour this summer, he's bringing in the aforementioned talented trio to offer their priceless advice in select sessions, with Savini joining the Amsterdam series, Johnson coming in for the Dublin series, and Stivaletti set for the Rome series. Also included in our latest round-up are details for Dark Horse's Plants vs. Zombies: Bully for You #1, the first issue in a new comic miniseries debuting in June, as well as »

- Derek Anderson

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'Star Wars: Rogue One' Confirms Felicity Jones as the Lead

12 March 2015 1:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Way back in early February, it hit the trades that Felicity Jones will be taking the female lead in the once Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-Off movie. Now, Disney and LucasFilm have finally confirmed that casting news with an official press release. They have also announced that the official title is Rogue One, and as previously reported by the studios, it will hit theaters in December 2016.

The news was announced by Bob Iger, who hosted a shareholder meeting this morning at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, across the street from Lucasfilm. The Disney chairman and CEO called this the first stand-alone movie in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core Star Wars saga. Rogue One is confirmed to be directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) and written by Oscar nominee Chris Weitz (Cinderella, About a Boy, Antz).

At this time, »

- MovieWeb

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Star Wars News: Episode VIII In Theaters May 26, 2017; Rogue One Stand Alone Movie Title

12 March 2015 11:25 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

During Disney’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders this morning, Bob Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, made several announcements about the Star Wars cinematic galaxy.

StarWars.com reports:

Iger announced news regarding the first Star Wars stand-alone movie as well as Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Rogue One is the title for the first film in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core Star Wars saga. Rogue One will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) and written by Oscar nominee Chris Weitz (Cinderella, About a Boy, Antz).

The first actress cast is Felicity Jones, who garnered an Academy Award nomination and critical acclaim for her performance in The Theory of Everything. The idea for the story of Rogue One came from John Knoll, an Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic. »

- Michelle McCue

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First 'Star Wars' Spinoff Movie Is Called 'Rogue One'

12 March 2015 11:04 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

This morning at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, across the street from Lucasfilm, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger hosted a shareholder meeting where he announced news regarding the first Star Wars stand-alone movie. Rogue One is the title for the first film in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core Star Wars saga.

Rogue One will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) and written by Oscar nominee Chris Weitz (Cinderella, About a Boy, Antz). The first actress cast is Felicity Jones, who garnered an Academy Award nomination and critical acclaim for her performance in The Theory of Everything. The idea for the story of Rogue One came from John Knoll, an Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic.

John Knoll will executive produce along with Simon Emanuel (The Dark Knight Rises, »

- MovieWeb

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Felicity Jones joins 'Star Wars: Rogue One' and 'Episode VIII' sets 2017 release

12 March 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

One of the reasons fan speculation makes my job difficult is because many people do not understand the difference between fan speculation and news, and in a world where bloggers blur that line all the time, things spread and become fact, whether they are or not. For the last year or so, it has been "common knowledge" that the first stand-alone "Star Wars" film was going to be about Boba Fett. I've seen that printed hundreds of times now. I've seen people discussing it as if Disney had announced it. And I'm sure for many people, they absolutely believed it as fact. Truth is, it was only ever a rumor, and for the last year, I've taken a fair amount of heat for saying that I was fairly sure Gareth Edwards was not, in fact, directing a Boba Fett movie. The other rumor that was very popular was that they »

- Drew McWeeny

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First Star Wars Stand-Alone Titled ‘Rogue One’, Episode VIII Release Date Announced

12 March 2015 10:46 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

That galaxy far, far away is expanding with further details. The title to Gareth Edwards' stand-alone Star Wars film, starring Felicity Jones, has been revealed as Rogue One. Additionally, Rian Johnson (Looper) has been confirmed to write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII, slated to hit theaters on May 26th, 2017.

Press Release (via StarWars.com) - "“Always in motion is the future,” Yoda said. The future of the Star Wars cinematic galaxy, however, is taking shape.

This morning at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, across the street from Lucasfilm, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger hosted a shareholder meeting where he announced news regarding the first Star Wars stand-alone movie as well as Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Rogue One is the title for the first film in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core Star Wars saga. Rogue »

- Derek Anderson

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Gareth Edwards’ Standalone Star Wars Officially Titled Rogue One; Rian Johnson Confirmed To Direct Episode VIII

12 March 2015 10:22 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The big movie news today hails from a galaxy far, far away. During a Lucasfilm shareholder meeting, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced the official title for Gareth Edwards’ standalone Star Wars film. Dubbed Rogue One, the flick will be the first “in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core Star Wars saga,” the official press release outlined.

In addition, the jam-packed news continues as The Theory Of Everything‘s Felicity Jones is finally confirmed to star. No word yet on who she is playing, but it’s expected that she will be a member of the Rogue Squadron (aka Rogue One).

The central story idea for Rogue One originated from John Knoll, an Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic, who will executive produce with Simon Emanuel (The Dark Knight Rises, Fast & Furious 6) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, »

- Gem Seddon

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‘World War X: Vol. 1′ Review

11 March 2015 10:31 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Written by Jerry Frissen | Art by Peter Snejbjerg | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Hardback, 56pp

Adesh Khan is an anthropologist working on the top secret Project IX, a project that aims to reconnect ancient stone blocks in a circle as they were 4 billion years ago. However, when someone else on the project alerts him to warnings of an alien threat that appear to be etched on one of the blocks and fearing the worst, Adesh tries to let the President know as well as try to reach his estranged wife, Tara, working on one of the other blocks. Elsewhere, a mysterious and wealthy man known only as Helios has assembled a combat team ready to fight an enemy he’s fought throughout the ages.

I’ll be blunt. World War X is as cookie cutter as the title. As always, that’s not to say it’s bad; Avengers was »

- Nicky Johnson

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The Casual Vacancy opens with 6.6 million, Indian Summers attracts 2.6m

16 February 2015 2:46 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Casual Vacancy launched with over 6 million viewers on Sunday evening, overnight data reveals.

The BBC One adaptation of Jk Rowling's novel was seen by an average audience of 6.61m (27.5%) at 9pm.

Call the Midwife continued to top the Sunday ratings, climbing over 100,000 viewers from last week to 8.95m (35.0%) at 8pm.

Earlier, Super Cute Animals appealed to 4.13m (21.9%) at 6pm, followed by Countryfile with 7.61m (35.1%) at 7pm. Match of the Day 2 scored 2.58m (19.8%) at 10.35pm.

On BBC Two, Top Gear entertained 5.44m (21.3%) at 8pm, while Dragons' Den gathered 2.51m (10.5%) at 9pm.

ITV's Get Your Act Together attracted 1.87m (8.4%) at 7pm, followed by Family Fortunes with 2.40m (9.4%) at 8.15pm. Mr Selfridge dropped around 700k to 3.17m (13.2%) at 9pm (302k/1.8% on +1).

On Channel 4, new drama Indian Summers opened with 2.57m (11.7%) at 9pm (413k/2.9%). Earlier, The Hotel brought in 1.22m (5.7%) at 7pm (176k/0.7%), while Auction House was seen by 1.18m »

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Milla Jovovich Will Lead In the Lost Lands Based on George R.R. Martin Stories

2 February 2015 5:02 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

If you couldn’t get enough of George R.R. Martin on the big screen over the weekend with the IMAX showings of Game of Thrones, the author’s work is heading to theaters once again. According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog, a few of Martin’s short stories are being turned into a movie called In the Lost Lands, and Milla Jovovich is set to star. The title comes from one of the stories, originally published in 1982, which is being intertwined with 1976’s “The Lonely Songs of Laren Dorr” and 1977’s “Bitterblooms.” Interestingly, not all of these tales seem to be of likeminded fantasy. While the first two involve familiar elements to Got fans, like sorcery and dragons, the last contains space travel. It’s not entirely clear from the initial announcement, but I’m assuming Jovovich will play a role mashed together from main characters from each of these three stories, even »

- Christopher Campbell

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'Mortdecai' Director & 'Spider-Man' Screenwriter David Koepp Thinks There Needs To Be More Spidey Movies

2 February 2015 2:32 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

At one time, David Koepp was the noted screenwriter behind the first entry in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" trilogy, Steven Spielberg's "War Of The Worlds," and he got a credit on David Fincher's "Panic Room." But he also has his fingerprints on "Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull," "Premium Rush," and, more recently, the big box office flop, "Mortdecai." Still, his dalliance in the world of Marvel does mean he has some insight into how he'd approach the character, particularly now that the series seems to be in trouble at Sony. Speaking recently with Empire, Koepp shared some of those ideas. Now, it should be said, he readily admits he's speaking as if money isn't an object, but his plan to fix Spider-Man? More movies. His concept basically is that there would be a few different iterations of the character all at once, each focusing »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Jovovich Joins "Lost Lands" Fantasy

2 February 2015 2:08 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Milla Jovovich is in final negotiations and Justin Chatwin ("Shameless," "War of the Worlds") is already set to star in the fantasy-adventure "In the Lost Lands" which will be based on short stories by "Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin.

Filmmaker Constantin Werner ("The Pagan Queen") is slated to helm from a script he adapted. The film will interconnect three female-centric Martin short stories into one narrative.

One follows the desperate queen of a mountain city who hires the sorceress Gray Alys (Jovovich) to travel into the ghostly wasteland called the Lost Lands to obtain the gift of shape-shifting into a werewolf. What she doesn’t realize is that the fulfillment of her wish will come at a terrible price.

The second follows warrior girl Sharra who must fight a dragon that serves as the gatekeeper of seven worlds to reunite with her lost lover Kaydar. On the way »

- Garth Franklin

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