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Warner Bros. Pictures 2012 Preview Includes Descriptions & HD Images Of The Dark Knight Rises, Argo, The Gangster Squad, The Hobbit & The Great Gatsby

26 December 2011 12:25 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Christian Bale as Batman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action thriller The Dark Knight Rises, a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Tm and © DC Comics Photo by Ron Phillips

Just in time for the new year, Warner Bros. has released their slate of films scheduled from January 2012 through December 2012. Some noticeables on the list include Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, Wrath Of The Titans, The Gangster Squad, Ben Affleck’s Argo, The Untitled Jay Roach Comedy on August 10th, Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. Below are a few new images, along with descriptions and trailers. From the lineup below, appears that Warner Bros. will be box office champs by year end.

Joyful Noise

(L-r) Dolly Parton as G.G. Sparrow and Queen Latifah as Vi Rose Hill in Alcon Entertainment’s “Joyful Noise, »

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Clive Owen Offered Villain Role in Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’ Remake

16 December 2011 4:37 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Earlier this month we reported that Spike Lee’s proposed remake of Chan-wook Park’s harrowing revenge-thriller Oldboy hit another snag when Colin Firth walked away from the chance to play a calculating villain opposite Josh Brolin, who is set for the lead, a man who is abducted and held prisoner for years with no idea why, then is released just as abruptly and mysteriously. This hasn’t been Lee’s first public setback on the project, as one of Lee’s first picks for part of the horrific baddie, Christian Bale, as well as his choice for the female lead, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara, both passed. But now Twitch has revealed the film’s producers have offered the twice-rejected role to the ruggedly handsome Clive Owen, who previously worked with Lee on the bank robbery thriller Inside Man.

Undoubtedly, Owen is a great choice for the role, »

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DC Comics February 2012 Solicitations

14 November 2011 2:00 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

We hold in our hands the covers for DC Comics this February. As a child of four can plainly see, these comics have been hermetically sealed in a Cgc 9.9 slab, and they’ve been kept in a #2 mayonnaise jar under a giant stack of returned copies of Holy Terror since noon today.

What do we have worth noting? The new look of Darkseid, and we’re far enough into the new 52 books that it’s time for Batman to start crossing over in all of them. Plus Mara Jade, the red-haired assassin who fell in love with her blond-haired man she was sent to kill– oh, I’m sorry, that’s from Star Wars. This is Mera in a jade outfit. Our mistake.

Shall we? Surely!

As usual, spoilers may lurk beyond this point.

Justice League #6

Written by Geoff Johns

Art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams

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"Immortals" vs "J. Edgar" -- Which One Should You See First? Check Out My Movie Review and My Pick of the Week!

10 November 2011 7:58 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

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Here's more info on "Immortals"

The brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion and his murderous Heraklion army are rampaging across Greece in search of the long lost Bow of Epirus. With the invincible Bow, the king will be able to overthrow the Gods of Olympus and become the undisputed master of his world. With ruthless efficiency, Hyperion and his legions destroy everything in their wake, and it seems nothing will stop the evil king's mission. As village after village is obliterated, a stonemason named Theseus vows to avenge the death of his mother in one of Hyperion's raids. When Theseus meets the Sybelline Oracle, Phaedra, her disturbing visions of the young man's future convince her that he is the key to stopping the destruction. With her help, Theseus assembles a small band of followers and embraces his destiny in a final desperate battle for the future of humanity. »

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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Trailer Stars Dwayne Johnson, Vanessa Hudgens, Josh Hutcherson & Michael Caine

9 November 2011 9:49 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

In theaters on February 10th, 2012, watch the new trailer for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island directed by Brad Peyton (Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore).

Josh Hutcherson reprises his role as young adventurer Sean Anderson in this exciting follow-up to the 2008 worldwide hit Journey To The Center Of The Earth 3D, the first live-action film ever to be shot in digital 3D. Dwayne Johnson stars as Sean’s stepfather, Hank Parsons; Michael Caine as Sean’s grandfather, Alexander Anderson; Vanessa Hudgens and Luis Guzman as a father-daughter tour guide team; and Kristin Davis as Sean’s mom, Liz Anderson.

The new journey begins when Sean receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist – a place of strange life forms, mountains of gold, deadly volcanoes, and more than one astonishing secret. Unable to stop him from going, Sean’s new stepfather joins the quest. »

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Steven Spielberg Talks ‘Jurassic Park 4’, Spreads Around the Blame for ‘Crystal Skull’

26 October 2011 11:54 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

In an interview with Empire Online, legendary director Steven Spielberg talked about the development of future sequels for two of the biggest properties he has ever launched, Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones. While both of these franchises are huge name brands, and future sequels will probably rake in boatloads of cash no matter what, they’ve also both had some less than stellar installments already. So, artistically, if Spielberg is going to get us movie geeks to buy into the fact that more movies in these series are necessary, he’s got some explaining to do. Spielberg seems to readily admit that Jurassic Park 3 was a B-level film unworthy of carrying his weighty name in its credits, because he comes right out and assures us that a fourth installment won’t resemble that film in any way. He said, “The screenplay is being written right now by Mark Protosevich. I »

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Steven Spielberg Provides Jurassic Park IV and Indy V Updates, Takes Pride In ‘Crystal Skull’

26 October 2011 9:03 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Just when you thought maybe the Great Director was burning out a bit, unaware of his own indulgences, Steven Spielberg speaks up and honestly and sounds just like the same casual, populist entertainer we’ve come to love and appreciate more than most.

Empire spoke to the filmmaker about the potential future installments in both his Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones sagas.

On Jurassic Park IV: “The screenplay is being written right now by Mark Protosevich. I’m hoping that will come out in the next couple of years. We have a good story. We have a better story for four than we had for three…”

Protosevich has made a career of writing Big, from The Cell to Poseidon to I Am Legend to a recent story credit on Thor. The Jurassic Park franchise seems right up his alley. And for those who don’t remember what the story »

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‘The Help’ Cast to be Honored at the Hollywood Film Awards

5 October 2011 6:25 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

HollywoodNews.com: Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Ahna O’Reilly, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Cicely Tyson and Mike Vogel to be honored at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony.

The 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards, presented by Starz Entertainment, are pleased to announce that the cast of DreamWorks Pictures and Participant Media’s “The Help” – Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Ahna O’Reilly, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Cicely Tyson and Mike Vogel – will be recognized at the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony with the “Hollywood Ensemble Acting Award.”

The announcement was made today by Carlos de Abreu, Founder of the 15th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony, which will take place on the evening of Monday, October 24, 2011, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The Hollywood Film Awards Gala launches the awards season. »

- Josh Abraham

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Nicolas Cage Almost Played The Scarecrow For Joel Schumacher's Third Batman Film

5 October 2011 1:34 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When Christopher Nolan opted to prominently feature The Scarecrow in his Caped Crusader reboot, Batman Begins, fans were scratching their heads wondering why the storyteller didn.t go with a more recognizable foe from the hero.s canon, be it The Joker, The Penguin, The Riddler or Catwoman. We now know that Nolan would use some of those antagonists in subsequent films, but it.s possible that the idea to showcase Scarecrow already was in Warner Brothers. collective mind, and Nolan simply figured out how best to do it. That.s because director Joel Schumacher, coming off of his second Batman film in 1997, was circling around the character as a potential villain for Batman Triumphant, based off of a script by Mark Protosevich (Poseidon, I Am Legend). And The Playlist quotes the director as saying he wanted none other than Nic Cage for the role. .I was supposed to do »

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Batman Triumphant Would Have Starred Nicolas Cage As Scarecrow

5 October 2011 9:25 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

After directing Uma Thurman and Arnold Schwarzenegger to the most embarrassingly over-the-top, ludicrously pantomime and camp performances of their career’s in 1997′s Batman & Robin, just who was the man responsible thinking about one-upping himself with for the casting of his follow-up?

Well to the surprise of nobody, it seems it would have been the crazy eccentric Nicolas Cage. Though at that time, he was only 20% loony. He was coming off his Best Actor Oscar victory for Leaving Las Vegas and was the most in-demand actor in Hollywood after a run of cool turns in Face/Off and The Rock. It would have been yet another astonishing A-list casting coup for the Bat franchise, especially considering Tim Burton’s attempts to use him as Superman were just falling apart.

In a new interview with The Playlist, Schmaucher claims he was begging Warner Bros to allow him to cast Cage as the villainous Dr. »

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Picture Perfect: A conversation with cinematographer John Seale

16 September 2011 9:19 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg chats to the Academy Award-winning cinematographer John Seale...

“I came out of the Outback using a little 8mm camera to record all of my family activities,” states Australian cinematographer John Seale whose experience in making home movies led him to his calling. “I wanted to get into the ABC because I met a guy there who took me through and was very excited by it all. That’s when the Australian Broadcasting Commission, being a government-run station, had a lot of money. They had the best Steroflex cameras, and the latest of this and the latest of that, whereas the commercial companies were using old Second World War combat cameras.” After 18 months of persistence, the aspiring filmmaker was hired by the public broadcaster; he was mentored by a group of ex-World War II combat cameramen who taught him the fundamentals such as how to “pan and follow [racing horses] right »

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[Now Streaming] Your ‘Contagion’, ‘Warrior’ & ‘Black Power Mixtape’ Alternatives

8 September 2011 5:45 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Each week within this column we strive to pair the latest in theatrical releases to the worthwhile titles currently available on Netflix Instant Watch. This week we focus on Contagion, Warrior and Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975.

This Friday in theaters is all about fighting. Whether it be fighting a world-rattling outbreak, fighting in the ring, or fighting the powers that be, movie protagonists will be engaging in the battles of their life for your viewing pleasure. And if you want to take the fight home, we’ve got a list of movies now available online full of stars, struggle and striking revelations.

Steven Soderbergh directs this star-studded and shocking disaster-thriller about a deadly outbreak. Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Laurence Fishburne, Marion Cotillard and John Hawkes co-star.

For more disaster flicks full of stars and scares, check out this trio:

 Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979) This sequel is as star-studded as its source, »

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Shark Night 3D Prizepack Giveaway!!

24 August 2011 9:45 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Hey shark enthusiasts, have we got a contest for you. In celebration of another of our favorite predators, Wamg has a chum-my (like that??) special giveaway before Relativity Media unleashes Shark Night 3D on September 2nd! Oh the glory of a summer weekend that turns into a chomping nightmare for a group of college students hunted by blood-thirsty underwater predators.

“Grab your friends, for one last bite of Summer!” and enter to win Roe passes/Prizepack Combo for Shark Night 3D.

Official Rules:

1. Roe passes: admit-two run-of-engagement passes to see Shark Night 3D at any area Wehrenberg Theatres location playing the film. (passes are valid Mon-Thurs beginning 9/5).

2. Fill Out Your Name And Email Address Below

3. Answer The Following: Tell us why you want to see Shark Night 3D? And what’s your favorite water-monster movie?

Winners Will Be Chosen Through A Random Drawing Of Qualifying Contestants

Arriving by boat at »

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'Contagion' Looks Infectious

23 August 2011 9:22 AM, PDT | Planet Fury | See recent Planet Fury news »

Here at FanGirlTastic (soon to be Planet Fury), we're nothing if not responsive to our readers' needs and requests. Recently, reader Private J.V. Vasquez expressed interest in a certain upcoming movie, which we had yet to cover. You asked for it, Pvt. Vasquez, so here it is: a look at the soon-to-be-released thriller, Contagion.

As the inquiring Pvt. Vasquez noted in the forums, at first glance Contagion appears to be nothing more than another version of the 1995 potboiler Outbreak. And that's a fair assessment. The two movies have a lot in common. They are both about a deadly, fast-spreading virus. Also, both contain a number of huge stars in small roles, giving each actor a few minutes to pop in, chew up a big hunk of scenery, and exit stage left. But there is one major difference between Outbreak and Contagion — the directors.

Outbreak was directed by Wolfgang Petersen, »

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New Shark Night 3D Photos

22 August 2011 5:50 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Check out the new images from Shark Night 3D where a summer weekend turns into a blood-soaked nightmare for a group of college students hunted by blood-thirsty underwater predators…And In A Lake!!

Click Here to see the shark bait photos Relativity Media released in July at Comic Con. Look for the film in theaters September 2nd.

Arriving by boat at her family’s Louisiana lake island cabin, Sara (Sara Paxton) and her friends quickly strip down to their swimsuits for a weekend of fun in the sun. But when star football player Malik (Sinqua Walls) stumbles from the saltwater lake with his arm torn off, the party mood suddenly darkens. Nick (Dustin Milligan), a shy pre-med student, finds himself taking charge – administering first aid and informing Sara they dont have a minute to spare to get Malik to a hospital on the other side of the lake.

Setting out in a tiny speedboat, »

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First look at Di Caprio in Eastwood’s J. Edgar

12 August 2011 5:34 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Despite the many set photos already seen from Clint Eastwood’s upcoming biopic, Entertainment Weekly has given us all the first ‘official’ shot of the film.

Leonardo Di Caprio portrays J Edgar Hoover, the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The film is set to explore both the public and private lives of one the most controversial figures of the last century. The cast also includes Naomi Watts (King Kong), Judi Dench (Goldeneye), Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice), Stephen Root (Office Space) and Josh Lucas (Poseidon).

Directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Dustin Lance Black (Big Love, Milk), J. Edgar is due for release in the Us on 9th November 2011.

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NBC’s ‘The Firm’ Adds Juliette Lewis & Callum Keith Rennie

12 July 2011 10:10 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

NBC’s mid-season drama The Firm, continuing the story from the 1993 film based on the John Grisham novel, has added talent on both sides of the camera. Juliette Lewis (Cape Fear) and Callum Keith Rennie (The Killing) have joined the cast, while Law & Order: Special Victims Unit veteran Helen Shaver will tackle production and directing duties.

The Firm was ordered by the network earlier this year, with perennial that guy Josh Lucas (The Lincoln Lawyer, Poseidon) tapped to play Mitchell McDeere – the role that Tom Cruise played almost twenty years ago. Lewis will play Tammy, Mitch’s “feisty” receptionist. Her personality clashed with the button-down world of high-stakes litigation – think Abby on NCIS.

She’s in an ever-shifting relationship ...

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Spike Lee Set To Remake Oldboy?

7 July 2011 1:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

If you haven’t seen it, remedy that situation at the earliest opportunity. Oldboy is an incredible, visceral experience, weaving a revenge tale and a mystery together to hugely impactful effect. It can be pretty harrowing at times, but the stand-out virtuoso scene, as star Min-sik Choi works his way down a corridor of goons armed only with a claw hammer, has to be seen to be believed.

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Rumours have been going around for a while that Will Smith wanted to appear in a Us remake of the Korean original, which frankly would present a significant challenge to the considerable talent of the once Fresh Prince. Dialling back his trademark wise-cracking to something  a lot more measured and restrained (a la I Am Legend or The Pursuit of Happyness) would be absolutely essential, for a start.

Will Smith may still be on board, considering that he »

- Dave Roper

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Casting: Tom, Street, Dark, Struck, Savages

29 June 2011 8:29 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn

Jake T. Austin ("Wizards of Waverly Place") has signed on to play Huckleberry Finn in this new film adaptation of Mark Twain's two most famous literary creations "Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn"

Joel Courtney ("Super 8") has already been cast as Sawyer in the film which begins shooting this Summer in Bulgaria. [Source: Showblitz]

Street Soldier

Peter Facinelli ("Twilight") is developing "Street Soldier", a film based on Edward Mackenzie Jr., Phyllis Karas and Ross Muscato's book about Boston mobster Whitey Bulger for Brookstreet Pictures.

Bulger is a former mob kingpin accused of 19 murders from the 1970s and 1980s and a raft of other crimes, was arrested last week in California after being on the run for 16 years. [Source: The Huffington Post]

Dark Shadows

Rocker Alice Cooper may have a cameo in Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows" starring Johnny Depp.

Cooper is in London and performed at the 100 Club on Monday where »

- Garth Franklin

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Mia Maestro Joins Cast of ‘Savages’

28 June 2011 3:08 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Actress Mia Maestro has joined the cast of Oliver Stone’s “Savages.” She will join a good cast that already includes Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, Emile Hirsch, John Travolta, Benicio Del Toro and Uma Thurman. The film is an adaptation of Don Winslow’s bestselling novel of the same title. Here is the book’s synopsis: Part-time environmentalist and philanthropist Ben and his ex-mercenary buddy Chon run a Laguna Beach–based marijuana operation, reaping significant profits from their loyal clientele. In the past when their turf was challenged, Chon took care of eliminating the threat. But now they may have come up against something that they can't handle—the Mexican Baja Cartel wants in, and sends them the message that a "no" is unacceptable. When they refuse to back down, the cartel escalates its threat, kidnapping Ophelia, the boys' playmate and confidante. O's abduction sets off a dizzying array of »

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