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Shocking! Ben Affleck Says Batman v Superman Script Is "Really Smart"

3 September 2014 8:58 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Director David Fincher ("Girl With The Dragon Tattoo") has a new movie coming out fairly soon, Gone Girl. It stars Ben Affleck ("Argo"), and he is beginning to do some press for it. Recently, the New York Times chatted with the Affleck and got him to yap a bit about Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He describes Chris Terrio's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice script as "really unique to the genre and really smart." And despite fans initially criticizing Warner Bros. for choosing Affleck to be the next Bruce Wayne/Batman the actor says he is "having a blast" on set. Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Zack Snyder will direct. It's written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. The film stars: Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne. The cast also includes: Amy Adams as Lois Lane, »

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George Clooney to take on the U.K. phone hacking scandal

3 September 2014 5:44 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

George Clooney is going back to some familiar territory for his next directorial effort. The Oscar-nominated Good Night, and Good Luck director has set his sights on Hack Attack, based on journalist Nick Davies’ account of the phone hacking scandal surrounding Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, which led to the demise of News of the World.

“This has all the elements – lying, corruption, blackmail – at the highest levels of government by the biggest newspaper in London,” said Clooney in a statement. “And the fact that it’s true is the best part. Nick is a brave and stubborn reporter and »

- Lindsey Bahr

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New look at Henry Cavill’s Clark Kent on the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

3 September 2014 12:42 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve already caught a glimpse of Henry Cavill’s Kal-El in his Clark Kent guise from the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but thanks to the Daily Mail we’ve now got a few more images, featuring a closer look at Superman as his civilian alter-ego. Check it out…

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25, 2016 with Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent) and Laurence Fishburne (Perry White) alongside Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) as Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jesse Eisenberg (Now You See Me) as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons (The Borgias) as Alfred Pennyworth and Holly Hunter (The Piano), Callan Mulvey (300: Rise of an Empire), Tao Okamoto (The Wolverine) and Scoot McNairy (Argo) in as-yet-unrevealed roles.

The »

- Gary Collinson

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Jesse Eisenberg hides his Lex Luthor hairstyle in new Batman v Superman set photos

2 September 2014 11:34 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A couple of days ago we got our first look at Jesse Eisenberg on the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and now Henry Cavill News has got its hands on a couple more images of the actor, although he’s making sure we can’t see what kind of hairstyle Lex Luthor will be sporting in the upcoming DC ensemble…

So, judging from the second image, he’s not gone bald (yet), and presumably this isn’t the same hairstyle that Eisenberg has had in 99% of his movies. Could Zack Snyder be going for a variation on Luthor’s original red locks?

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25, 2016 with Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent) and Laurence Fishburne (Perry White) alongside Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman, »

- Gary Collinson

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Jesse Eisenberg spotted in new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set photos

1 September 2014 10:23 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Some new photos courtesy of Henry Cavill News from the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice have made their way online, and show that Jesse Eisenberg, who plays Lex Luthor in the highly-anticipated film, has made his way to the set…

There’s unfortunately not much to see, though Eisenberg (top left) can clearly be seen hiding his head under a towel. I doubt that that’s simply because it’s a hot summer day. The question now is, is he hiding a full head of hair, or a shiny bald dome? With filming underway, some eagle-eyed fans should find out soon enough. Or, if Warner Bros. is smart, they’ll reveal the first official look at Eisenberg as Lex themselves before it leaks online.

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25, 2016 with Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars »

- James Garcia

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The State of the Race: How Telluride Shapes the Oscars

1 September 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Every year after Telluride there is the sense that bigger, better movies could still come along that might overtake the race. I remember this most profoundly in 2012 when Argo came, »

- Sasha Stone

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Watch Godzilla Cover-Up In "Operation: Lucky Dragon" Special Feature

30 August 2014 3:54 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In Summer 2014, the world’s most revered monster is reborn as Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures unleash the epic action adventure “Godzilla.” From visionary new director Gareth Edwards (“Monsters”) comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless. Gareth Edwards directs “Godzilla,” which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Kick-Ass”), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai,” “Inception”), Elizabeth Olsen (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”), Oscar® winner Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient,” “Cosmopolis”), and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), with Oscar® nominee David Strathairn (“Good Night, and Good Luck.,” “The Bourne Legacy”) and Bryan Cranston (“Argo,” TV’s “Breaking Bad”). Godzilla will stomp into your homes September 16, 2014. »

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Henry Cavill’s Clark Kent in new Batman v Superman set photo, Jesse Eisenberg talks Lex Luthor role

29 August 2014 2:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to Comic Book Movie, we’ve got a new look at Henry Cavill on the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, this time in his Clark Kent disguise, complete with glasses…

Meanwhile, co-star Jesse Eisenberg has spoken briefly about his role as Superman’s arch-nemesis Lex Luthor, stating that: “They asked me if I wanted to play the part before they sent me the script. I’m not sure how it worked, but it’s something I read with the understanding that I could do the role, If I… You know, they don’t just hand the scripts out. But I really liked it on its own terms. I would do it if it was for free and it was tiny… There are some indications of how the character should behave based on the script, and then as actor makes it his or her own. I got »

- Gary Collinson

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Jesse Eisenberg Discusses the Pyschology Behind Lex Luthor in 'Batman v Superman'

29 August 2014 11:23 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Jesse Eisenberg has only spoken briefly about playing Lex Luthor in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and you can't expect him to say much given the fact Warner Bros. would hunt him in his sleep if he did, but he has opened up a little more about the character in a new interview with Total Film (via Cbm). Eisenberg discusses his conversation with screenwriter Chris Terrio (Argo) and the psychology behind the character saying: There are some indications of how the character should behave based on the script, and then as actor makes it his or her own. I got to know one of the writers, Chris Terrio, and we were able to discuss things at length and figure out who this person is to create a real psychology behind what is, perhaps, in a comic book, a less than totally modern psychology. I can only say »

- Brad Brevet

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Watch Fmtv Movie Newsgasm #9 – Avengers: Age of Ultron details! Bond villain update!

29 August 2014 9:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this week’s Fmtv Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys reveals the latest Avengers: Age of Ultron details – specifically the involvement of Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye; an update on the next Bond movie’s (the 24th, if you’re counting) villain; what has officially become the highest grossing movie in the Us this Summer?; and which superhero duo took part in the Als Ice Bucket Challenge this week (donate at www.alsa.org/donate, by the way)? Clue: it wasn’t Bananaman.

So find out those Avengers: Age of Ultron details and more in the Movie Newsgasm…

Fmtv will be back next week with another installment of Movie Myths and Movie Newsgasm. If you haven’t already, you can subscribe here. See below for more information on the films discussed…

Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for release in the UK on April 24th 2015 and North America on May 1st 2015, with »

- Oliver Davis

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Who Is Scoot McNairy Playing in ‘Batman v Superman’? [Updated]

29 August 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Which character is Scoot McNairy (Halt and Catch Fire, Argo) playing in Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel sequel Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? New evidence has come out to support a theory that McNairy might be playing Barry Allen (aka The Flash) in the upcoming film. Learn more about the Scoot McNairy Flash connection after the […]

The post Who Is Scoot McNairy Playing in ‘Batman v Superman’? [Updated] appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Is Scoot McNairy playing Jimmy Olsen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?

28 August 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week the internet exploded with rumors and unfounded speculation that Argo and Halt and Catch Fire actor Scoot McNairy is playing The Flash in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The rumors sprung from photos showing McNairy on set with green-screen socks which led to fan speculation that his legs would be altered in post-production to account for super speed.

That rumor is, honestly, a bit ridiculous and likely isn’t true. Now a new rumor has surfaced… that’s so crazy it just might work.

The fansite The Devils Eyes has posted an exclusive report, claiming that McNairy is playing none other than Superman’s longtime pal Jimmy Olsen. They’ve talked with an extra who worked on the film extensively, who said the following:

“Scoot is playing Jimmy Olsen, but with a bit of a twist. Jimmy was injured during the battle of Zod vs Superman. His »

- James Garcia

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The 85th Academy Awards: If I had been a voter

28 August 2014 9:32 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Today I’ll be going back once again and looking at a recent Oscar lineup and explaining what my vote would have been in each of the big eight categories. I mentioned that potentially I could do this once a week with previous Academy Award ceremonies, and while I’m going to be doing that here and there, there’s a chance that this could turn into a long running thing. Again, if nothing else, this gives you an interesting look into my cinematic tastes. Over the course of the year you can sort of get a feel for what my current favorites are, but now we can look to the past a bit more. Alright, here goes nothing: Best Picture – Argo The nominees here for this ceremony were Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, and Zero Dark Thirty. »

- Joey Magidson

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'Rosewater' Trailer & Poster Premieres as First Reviews are Somewhat Muted

28 August 2014 9:31 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It was announced this morning, Jon Stewart's Rosewater will have its premiere at the Telluride Film Festival followed shortly by a Toronto Film Festival appearance and now the first trailer and poster for the film has been release along with the first wave of reviews. First off, Scott Foundas at Variety says it's "an alternately somber and darkly funny drama" that will likely be compared to Argo. Foundas adds, "Largely a two-hander between Bahari (Gael Garcia Bernal) and the interrogator who puts him through a gauntlet of soul-crushing mindgames, Stewart's confident, superbly acted debut feature works as both a stirring account of human endurance and a topical reminder of the risks faced by journalists in pursuit of the truth, minus the caper antics and flag waving of Ben Affleck's populist Oscar winner." Over at The Hollywood Reporter, Todd McCarthy says it's "an emotionally accessible but very modest tale »

- Brad Brevet

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Telluride Film Festival Unveils Eclectic Lineup Including ‘Imitation Game,’ ‘Rosewater,’ ‘Wild’

28 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mixing high-profile star power with offbeat titles, the 41st Telluride Film Festival is offering an impressive glimpse at an array of awards contenders over Labor Day weekend.

The four-day fest, which starts Friday with a tribute to Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now,” includes the first showings of Reese Witherspoon’s “Wild,” Benedict Cumberbatch’s “The Imitation Game,” Jon Stewart’s “Rosewater” and Mia Wasikowska’s “Madame Bovary” — the 10th film adaptation of the French novel.

The Venice Film Festival opener “Birdman,” which has vaulted Michael Keaton into awards contention, will also screen at Telluride. Ramin Bahrani’s housing crisis drama “99 Homes” is screening at both festivals as is Joshua Oppenheimer’s documentary “The Look of Silence.”

Several Cannes titles are coming to Telluride: Mike Leigh’s “Mr. Turner,” Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher,” Xavier Dolan’s “Mommy,” the Dardenne Brothers’ workplace drama “Two Days, One Night,” Andrei Zvyagintsev’s “Leviathan »

- Dave McNary

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More Godzilla & M.U.T.O. Concept Art To Feast Upon

28 August 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Click Here - More Godzilla Concept Art In Summer 2014, the world’s most revered monster is reborn as Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures unleash the epic action adventure “Godzilla.” From visionary new director Gareth Edwards (“Monsters”) comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless. Gareth Edwards directs “Godzilla,” which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Kick-Ass”), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai,” “Inception”), Elizabeth Olsen (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”), Oscar® winner Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient,” “Cosmopolis”), and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), with Oscar® nominee David Strathairn (“Good Night, and Good Luck.,” “The Bourne Legacy”) and Bryan Cranston (“Argo,” TV’s “Breaking Bad”). Godzilla will stomp into theaters May 16, 2014. »

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female gazing at: Scoot McNairy

27 August 2014 1:26 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

I’m almost loathe to share Scoot McNairy, cuz he’s been my secret boyfriend since Monsters and I kinda don’t want all your lascivious eyes all over him.

You’ve probably seen him in lots of stuff: he’s been in a ton of great movies but he’s a bit of a chameleon and looks different in all of them. He’s one of those actors who, when his name pops up in the credits, you know you’re in for a good time when he’s onscreen.

That’s from this year’s Non-Stop. He’s also in Frank and The Rover (next on my to-see list) right now.

Also recent: 12 Years a Slave, Promised Land, Argo, and Killing Them Softly.

So even though I would like you to stop looking, you pretty much couldn’t go to the movies anymore if you did.

(If you »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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New Evidence The Flash May Be In Batman v Superman

26 August 2014 8:26 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The green socks started the conversation. Scoot McNairy.s quotes are kicking the discussion into a higher gear. We know that Argo co-star Scoot McNairy, a star on the rise, locked down a mysterious role in Zack Snyder.s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But when he was photographed on the set recently wearing long, green socks on his legs, speculation ran wild. The socks looked like tools that one would use to later manipulate an actor.s legs, which led to guesses that McNairy was playing The Flash, a deformed Robin, or a different character new to the DC universe. (Read our best guesses here!) McNairy doesn.t reveal his role, but he does confess that he believes he.ll be staying in these movies for a while. In an interview with Schmoes Know, McNairy admitted: I can.t even elaborate on nothing. but you know all those »

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"Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" - Close On Ben Affleck

26 August 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage from Ben Affleck's past films, plus a trailer from his latest film "Gone Girl", to give you an idea of his ability to play 'Batman' in director Zack Snyder's "Man Of Steel" sequel, "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice":

Film clips include "Runner Runner", "Argo", "The Town", "To The Wonder", "The Company Men", "Hollywoodland", "State Of Play", "He's Just Not That Into You", "Smokin' Aces", "Gigli", "The Third Wheel" and "Daredevil".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Ben Affleck...

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- Michael Stevens

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New trailer for David Fincher’s Gone Girl

26 August 2014 5:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a little over a month to go before its release, Fox has released a new trailer for Gone Girl, director David Fincher’s (Fight Club, Zodiac) adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel of the same name, which sees Ben Affleck (Argo) as a man who may or may not be responsible for the disappearance of his wife, played by Rosamund Pike (Hector and the Search for Happiness). Check it out after the official synopsis…

Gone Girl unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? »

- Gary Collinson

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