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Neighbors 2 Adds Rising Star For Prominent Role

23 July 2015 1:52 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Since breaking out in 2010 thanks her her performance as Hit-Girl in Matthew Vaughn's violent comic book adaptation Kick-Ass, Chloe Moretz has grown from being a child actor to a full-fledged star. This rise has largely been thanks to her roles in dramatic movies like Let Me In, Hugo and Carrie, but now she's preparing to flex her comedy muscles in a big way by taking a part in director Nicholas Stoller's upcoming Neighbors 2. News of this casting comes from Deadline, which sadly doesn't have any specific details regarding the plot of Neighbors 2 or what Chloe Moretz's character's role will be within what. What the trade does confirm is that the young actress is joining a cast full of stars returning from the first movie, including Seth Rogen as Mac, Rose Byrne as his wife Kelly, and Zac Efron as former frat house president Teddy. Andrew Jay Cohen »

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Penny Dreadful: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray / DVD Release Details and Cover Art

14 July 2015 8:03 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Fans of new twists on classic literary horror characters can now rejoice, as Showtime and Paramount Home Entertainment have revealed the cover art and details for the Penny Dreadful: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray / DVD, due out on October 6th. reports that Penny Dreadful: The Complete Second Season will come out on respective 3-disc Blu-ray and DVD sets on October 6th, complete with the following special features:

Video Production Blog Reeve Carney Round Table History of the Occult Character Profile Evelyn Poole's Mansion Interview/Behind the Scenes

Last month, Showtime officially renewed Penny Dreadful for a nine-episode third season that is set to premiere in 2016 and will begin filming this autumn in Dublin, Ireland.

"Penny Dreadful’s second season has found Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) and Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) forming a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway »

- Derek Anderson

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20 Best Movie Franchises, As Ranked By Their Villains

5 July 2015 4:15 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Some of the most memorable characters in movie history are antagonists. Here are our picks for the franchises that have make the biggest impression based on their villains alone.

A great antagonist in a film can make the effort of the protagonist seem more important. The hero’s plight becomes elevated to have meaning beyond just simple entertainment. It is those struggles that define some of the best movies ever made, and give the audience something to really cheer about.

It’s challenging enough to make one good antagonist, but what happens when you need to make a sequel? What happens if your antagonist has died but your protagonist needs more adventures to keep them busy or complete their story? Maintaining quality villains in a movie franchise is not easy to do. Some movie franchises have had better success at maintaining great antagonists, to the point of often being more »

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Chloe Grace Moretz Lands Lead Role In Best-Selling Illness Biopic Brain On Fire

26 June 2015 5:44 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Having already excelled in the likes of Kick Ass, Let Me In, Hugo, and Carrie, the world is waiting to see where Chloe Grace Moretz’s career veers over the next few years. From the sound of things, the 18-year-old actress is looking to tackle weightier and more complex roles, which is why she has signed up to star in Brain On Fire. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Chloe Grace Moretz will star in the film, an adaptation of Susannah Cahalan’s memoir from 2012. Charlize Theron is producing Brain On Fire, while Gerard Barrett has been hired to direct. Moretz landed the role after Dakota Fanning dropped out of the production due to a scheduling conflict, while Me & Earl & The Dying Girl’s lead Thomas Mann has already signed on for the feature too.  Clearly Charlize Theron must have been impressed with Chloe »

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Marvel sets Tom Holland as next Spider-Man, Jon Watts to direct solo film

23 June 2015 1:11 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The next Spider-Man….is British again.

Marvel announced on Tuesday that they would be finding someone across the pond to play Peter Parker in their upcoming reboot of Spider-Man and they have named The Impossible and Wolf Hall star Tom Holland for the part.

Holland beat out a range of actors who tested for the role including Asa Butterfield (Hugo), who was rumored in mid-April to have the role all but locked up.

Holland doesn’t have an extensive resume with his biggest role (and first) coming beside Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts in The Impossible. He has also appeared in the television series, Wolf Hall, and is set to have a role in Ron Howard’s upcoming film,  In The Heart of the Sea.

Marvel also tapped Jon Watts to direct the film with the director just finishing up his Sundance film, Cop Car. Much like his actor, Watts »

- Zach Dennis

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Tom Holland named as next Spider-Man

23 June 2015 10:01 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The 19-year-old star of The Impossible and Wolf Hall will swing into action as New York’s favourite super-son with a cameo in Captain America: Civil War

Tom Holland, of Kingston upon Thames, Surrey will be the next actor to play New York’s favourite web-slinging son, Spider-Man, according to Variety.

Holland, who co-starred with Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor in Boxing Day tsunami drama The Impossible, was one of six teenage actors being considered for the role, three of whom were British. Among those he swung ahead of was rumoured front-runner Asa Butterfield, star of Hugo and Ender’s Game.

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- Henry Barnes

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Marvel Studios And Sony Pictures Have Found Their New Spider-Man!!!!

23 June 2015 9:38 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

After an extensive search for both an actor and director, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have finally found their new Peter Parker, with The Impossible and Wolf Hall’s Tom Holland stepping up to the plate to take on the role of a much younger Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, his first big screen appearance coming next year in Captain America: Civil War. Holland’s name has been on the radar for some time now, being on a shortlist that also included Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game, Hugo) and Natt Wolf (The Fault in Our Stars, the upcoming Paper Towns). Holland is said to have impressed both studios and producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal with his screen work and a series of complex screen tests. While Holland will be swinging his way onto the big screen next year, a solo Spider-Man movie won’t come our way till »

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Michael Stuhlbarg Joins Story Of Your Life

17 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Often brought in to offer character flavour to films such as Men In Black 3, Lincoln, Hugo and Blue Jasmine, Michael Stuhlbarg has also scored some prime leading man roles, such as in The Coens’ A Serious Man. He’ll be one of the main parts in Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi film Story Of Your Life.Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner are already aboard for the film, written by Eric Heisserer. The story of Story follows the Twilight Zone-esque tale of aliens landing on Earth and the military calling in linguistics specialist Dr. Louise Banks (Adams) to communicate with the occupants of the interplanetary craft. As she explores their language and mindset, Dr. Banks figures out how to think as they do, developing the ability to "chrono-synclastically" perceive time from the outside. In a nutshell, she's able to "remember" the future, which has implications, since she can see the »

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Showtime Renews Penny Dreadful for Third Season

16 June 2015 10:14 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Fans of new twists on classic literary horror characters can now rejoice, as Showtime has officially renewed Penny Dreadful for a third season. Set to premiere in 2016, the nine-episode third season will begin filming this autumn in Dublin, Ireland.

Press Release: "New York, NY – June 16, 2015 – Showtime has renewed the critically-acclaimed, BAFTA Award-winning drama series Penny Dreadful for a third season, it was announced today by  David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc. Created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan, Penny Dreadful stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green. A co-production with Sky Atlantic,  Penny Dreadful will once again shoot on location in Dublin, Ireland for a nine episode order to debut in 2016. The second season of Penny Dreadful, currently airing on Sundays at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on Showtime, will air its season finale on Sunday, July 5.

John Logan’s brilliant writing and this amazingly talented »

- Derek Anderson

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Bradley Cooper’s Hyperion adaptation heading to Syfy

14 June 2015 2:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Bradley Cooper’s long-planned adaptation of Dan SimmonsHugo Award-wining sci-fi novel Hyperion is heading to Syfy as an event series. Cooper is set to produce alongside Graham King and Todd Phillipps, while Itamar Moses (Boardwalk Empire) will handle scripting duties.

“It is an absolute honor to enter into the world created by Dan Simmons that is arguably one of the greatest works of science fiction, and help realize it for television audiences,” said Cooper, who has been circling the adaptation since 2011.

“As Syfy continues to forge important partnerships with award-winning talent on and off screen, this powerhouse team led by Bradley Cooper, Graham King and Todd Phillips brings an extraordinary track record in producing entertainment of the highest creative ambition,” added Syfy President Dave Howe. “Epitomizing the gold standard of science fiction story-telling, Hyperion tackles smart and provocative themes that help define Syfy’s development vision.”

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- Gary Collinson

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Asa Butterfield Is Apparently Out As Spider-Man, Leaving 3 Possible Choices

12 June 2015 11:15 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The Spider-Man casting process is a game of musical chairs at the moment. A chair gets removed, and every time the "music" stops, someone has to leave. Earlier, we reported that The Walking Dead co-star Chandler Riggs scratched his own name off of the list with a well-timed Tweet. And now an alleged frontrunner is supposedly out of the race. On the Meet The Movie Press podcast, The Wrap reporter Jeff Sneider quotes his sources as saying that Hugo and Ender’s Game lead Asa Butterfield is out of the running for the lead role of Peter Parker, aka the amazing Spider-Man. Sneider goes on to say that, from what he has heard, there are three actors still in the running. They are: Tom Holland With Asa Butterfield out, does that make Tom Holland the frontrunner? I certainly hope so. The young actor blew me away in »

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Marvel And Sony Fighting Over Spider-Man Actor?

12 June 2015 11:04 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

An official announcement about which actor will be playing the next big-screen incarnation of everyone’s favorite friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has been expected for weeks now. Today, however, brings a new report stating that a decision may be a while off, due to the fact that Marvel and Sony are at loggerheads over which young actor is best suited to take on the pivotal role.

TheWrap’s Jeff Sneider recently revealed on podcast Meet the Movie Press that there are three actors still in contention for the part: Tom Holland, Charlie Plummer and Matthew Lintz. You read that right – no Asa Butterfield, despite the fact that the Hugo breakout had long been considered a frontrunner for the role.

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There’s tension between Marvel and Sony over the casting, which will determine the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s official wall-crawler (i.e., whoever gets the role will be playing it for years, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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It's Holland vs. Plummer For "Spider-Man"?

12 June 2015 8:57 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Though rumored to be the front runner for the role in the past month or two, it looks like "Hugo" and "Ender's Game" star Asa Butterfield may no longer be in the running to play the Marvel-approved Spider-Man in the upcoming reboot of the property.

The Wrap reporter Jeff Sneider tells Meet The Movie Press podcast that Butterfield is out, the second such seeming exit of a potential candidate today following "The Walking Dead" co-star Chandler Riggs sending out a tweet confirming he'll not be participating.

Sneider says there are three actors still in the running - Tom Holland, Charlie Plummer and Matthew Lintz. At the moment Marvel is keen on Charlie Plummer, Sony is keen on Tom Holland, and why the casting decision hasn't been announced is because the studios are still at odds over whom they see as the best fit.

The other catch is Plummer is a minor, »

- Garth Franklin

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Christopher Lee: Remembering An Elegant Master of the Macabre

11 June 2015 5:47 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

I met Christopher Lee only once, over dinner at the 2013 Locarno Film Festival, where he was due to receive a lifetime achievement award. But even one night with Lee, who died June 7, was something to treasure. At 91, he was a consummate raconteur, spinning tales from a 60-year career in which he had become the very embodiment of the sci-fi, horror and fantasy movies that seep into little boys’ brains and turn them into Tim Burton, Joe Dante, Peter Jackson or George Lucas. At one point, our conversation turned to the subject of “Star Wars,” and the climactic lightsaber battle between Lee’s Count Dooku and the diminutive Yoda in 2002’s “Attack of the Clones,” made when Lee was a mere 80. “I did all of my own dueling in that scene!” Lee exclaimed, adding that he could be found in the Guinness Book of Records as the actor with the most on-screen swordfights. »

- Scott Foundas

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Syfy to adapt Dan Simmons' Hyperion; Bradley Cooper & others producing

11 June 2015 8:51 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Dan Simmons' Hugo Award-winning novel Hyperion is getting the small screen treatment as a Syfy Channel event series. Boardwalk Empire and Men of a Certain Age scribe Itamar Moses will write the adaptation, and will also serve as a co-executive producer on the project alongside Gk Films' Graham King (The Departed, Argo), and Bradley Cooper and his The Hangover director Todd Phillips through... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

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Christopher Lee, 'Lord of the Rings' and Horror Star, Dead at 93

11 June 2015 7:13 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Christopher Lee, the prolific British actor whose specialty for villainy earned him roles as far and wide as Frankenstein's monster, the Mummy, Bond foe Scaramanga, Sith Lord Count Dooku and Saruman in The Lord of the Rings franchise, died Sunday, in London, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 93.

Lee had been admitted to Westminster Hospital for respiratory problems and heart failure. His wife, former Danish model and painter Gitte Kroencke, withheld the news in order to inform family first.

Born in 1922, Lee served in the Royal Air Force and »

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Horror Icon, Actor Christopher Lee Dies at 93

11 June 2015 6:14 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Christopher Lee has died at age 93. The veteran actor died at 8.30am on Sunday, June 7 at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

Telegraph reports: “He had been treated there for respiratory problems and heart failure over the preceding three weeks and turned 93 in hospital. Lady Lee chose to delay the public announcement of Sir Christopher’s passing until she had informed close family members. The couple were married for more than 50 years.”

Sir Christopher Lee, 1922-2015. Here’s Sir Christopher in perhaps his most iconic Hammer role, as Count Dracula.

— Hammer (@hammerfilms) June 11, 2015

Lee appeared in more than 250 movies, but for many was forever known as the vampire Count Dracula in a slew of “Hammer Horror” movies — the gory, gothic thrillers churned out by the British studio in the 1950s and 1960s that became hugely popular.

Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was born on May 27, 1922. He »

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Daily | Christopher Lee, 1922 – 2015

11 June 2015 5:31 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Christopher Lee, "best known for a variety of films from Dracula to The Wicker Man through to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, passed away on Sunday morning at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London," reports Benjamin Lee in the Guardian. The star of The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), Horror of Dracula (1958), Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951), To the Devil a Daughter (1976), The Passage (1979), House of the Long Shadows (1983), Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), The Golden Compass (2007), The Resident (2011), Hugo (2011) and four films with director/fan Tim Burton (Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Dark Shadows), was 93. » - David Hudson »

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Christopher Lee dead: Legendary actor passes away at 93

11 June 2015 5:10 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Christopher Lee dead at 93: Iconic actor’s career spanned eight decades and had over 250 film and TV credits to his name. Christopher Christopher Lee dead at 93

Legendary film and stage actor Christopher Lee has died at the age of 93. The star of the recent Lord Of The Rings movies and the Star Wars prequels, passed away at London’s Chelsea and Westminster hospital on Sunday morning after suffering respiratory problems and heart failure.

The Guardian are reporting that the decision to release the news days after his passing was based on his wife’s desire to inform family members first. The couple were married for over 50 years.

Lee had over 250 credits to his name including iconic roles in the Bond movie The Man With The Golden Gun, the 70s horror movie The Wicker Man and his many turns as Dracula in the Hammer horror movies.

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- Paul Heath

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Hyperion: Syfy Teaming with Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips to Adapt The Sci-Fi Epic

10 June 2015 10:36 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Syfy is teaming up with producers Bradley Cooper (American Sniper), Graham King (The Departed, Argo), and Todd Phillips (The Hangover, Due Date) to adapt Dan Simmons' Hugo award-winning science fiction epic Hyperion as an event series. Itamar Moses (Boardwalk Empire) will write the screenplay and serve as co-executive producer. Holy hell, this is exciting. I've been waiting years for this one. Hyperion is a space opera of the highest caliber and and one of the best science fiction series of all time. Simmons created a universe that is complex, engrossing, often terrifying, and populated by fascinating characters. What's more, Syfy has assembled an excellent team of producers to bring the story to TV. [caption id="attachment_471143" align="alignright" width="230"] Image via Doubleday/Bantam Books[/caption] I'm intrigued to find out how they will handle the unconventional narrative of the books - the first is told in a series of vignettes introducing the characters, while the second installment, »

- Haleigh Foutch

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