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New Banner Hits For ‘Maleficent’

3 April 2014 9:58 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Yahoo! Movies released a new banner for Maleficent, starring Academy Award®–winning actress Angelina Jolie.

The film also co-stars Sharlto Copley (“District 9”), Elle Fanning (“Super 8”), Sam Riley (“On the Road”), Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”), Miranda Richardson (“The Hours”), Juno Temple (“Atonement”) and Lesley Manville (“Secrets & Lies”).

Maleficent was directed by two-time Oscar®-winning production designer Robert Stromberg from a screenplay written by Linda Woolverton (“The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast”).

This is the untold story of Disney’s most beloved villain, Maleficent, from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, »

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Ridley Scott producing Halo 'digital feature'

2 April 2014 10:56 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

News Simon Brew 3 Apr 2014 - 06:56

A director is found and Ridley Scott is set to produce a new 'digital feature' based on the Halo series...

Once upon a time, the videogame series Halo was to be brought to the big screen by Peter Jackson, with District 9 and Elysium helmer Neill Blomkamp directing. The plug was eventually pulled on that over budget concerns, and since then, there's been little obvious sign that a Halo film was being resurrected. Instead, a live action TV series, being produced by Steven Spielberg, is planned for the end of this year.

However, The Wrap is now reporting that a Halo 'digital feature' is on the way, and that Ridley Scott is set to produce it. Furthermore, a director has been hired, with Sergio Mimica-Gezzan set to oversee the project. He's directed episodes of shows such as Battlestar Galactica and Heroes in the past. »

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New ‘Maleficent’ TV Spot

28 March 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Walt Disney Pictures released a new TV spot for Maleficent, starring Academy Award®–winning actress Angelina Jolie. The TV spot features more footage from the film.

The film also co-stars Sharlto Copley (“District 9”), Elle Fanning (“Super 8”), Sam Riley (“On the Road”), Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”), Miranda Richardson (“The Hours”), Juno Temple (“Atonement”) and Lesley Manville (“Secrets & Lies”).

Maleficent was directed by two-time Oscar®-winning production designer Robert Stromberg from a screenplay written by Linda Woolverton (“The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast”).

This is the untold story of Disney’s most beloved villain, Maleficent, from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that »

- Kellvin Chavez

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The big blockbusters of summer 2015

28 March 2014 4:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Simon Brew 31 Mar 2014 - 05:42

Blockbuster season is almost upon us, but what will next summer's big hitters be? Here's a roundup

Once upon a time, summer blockbuster season 2015 was set to be packed with the biggest collision of big franchises we'd ever seen together. However, one by one, lots of these films moved away to other dates. As such, you won't be seeing Star Wars: Episode VII, Pirates Of The Caribbean 5, Independence Day 2, Batman Vs Superman or Finding Dory in a cinema next summer.

But even with those films gone, there's still no shortage of huge movies battling for your cash in a year's time. And as is traditional for us at the start of summer blockbuster season, we've taken a look at what's coming up in 12 months' time.

We kick off at the start of April (although note that March has Kenneth Branagh’s live action Cinderella movie, »

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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films for 2015: #2. Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie

25 March 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Chappie

Director: Neill Blomkamp

Writers: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell

Producers: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Alpha Core, Media Rights Capital

U.S. Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel

Blomkamp reunites with his District 9 screenwriter, this time around for a sci-fi comedy. The early casting of the members of Die Antwoord certainly had increased anticipation for the project, though recent headlines about considerable drama caused by Ninja on-set, resulting in a decreased role for the performer, hopefully will be the last snafu Blomkamp experiences. Otherwise, with cast members like Jackman and the incomparable Sigourney Weaver, this promises to be one of the most anticipated releases of 2015 (and perhaps will be less divisively received as Elysium). While details remain scant, other than the fact that Chappie the robot is voiced by Blomkamp muse, Copley, it will be intriguing to see what the end product is.

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Explosive New Trailer For ‘Edge of Tomorrow’

25 March 2014 11:20 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

This gorgeous new trailer just hit the web for Edge Of Tomorrow, Doug Liman’s newest film that stars Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise as, well… Time warriors that relive the same day over, (via dying) in an attempt to heighten their combat skills and defeat hostile alien forces during an otherwise unwinnable war.

Based off of Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s 2004 novel All You Need Is Kill, the intense Source Code, District 9, and Matrix-looking mashup has garnered some much-deserved interest and is anticipated to be one of the biggest blockbusters for the summer of ’14. If you’re not sold on the premise yet, there are mechs in it too? So it’s got that going for it. If you’d like to find out more about the film, check out the facebook/twitter pages, or #LiveDieRepeat

Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow PicturesEdge Of Tomorrow opens May 30th in the UK. »

- Matthew Ceo

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Japanese Trailer for ‘Maleficent’

24 March 2014 10:14 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Walt Disney Pictures released a new Japanese trailer for Maleficent, starring Academy Award®–winning actress Angelina Jolie.

The film also co-stars Sharlto Copley (“District 9”), Elle Fanning (“Super 8”), Sam Riley (“On the Road”), Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”), Miranda Richardson (“The Hours”), Juno Temple (“Atonement”) and Lesley Manville (“Secrets & Lies”).

Maleficent was directed by two-time Oscar®-winning production designer Robert Stromberg from a screenplay written by Linda Woolverton (“The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast”).

This is the untold story of Disney’s most beloved villain, Maleficent, from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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New Extended TV Spot for ‘Maleficent’

20 March 2014 5:57 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Walt Disney Pictures released a new extended TV spot entitled ‘Evil is Complicated’ for Maleficent, starring Academy Award®–winning actress Angelina Jolie.

The film also co-stars Sharlto Copley (“District 9”), Elle Fanning (“Super 8”), Sam Riley (“On the Road”), Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”), Miranda Richardson (“The Hours”), Juno Temple (“Atonement”) and Lesley Manville (“Secrets & Lies”).

Maleficent was directed by two-time Oscar®-winning production designer Robert Stromberg from a screenplay written by Linda Woolverton (“The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast”).

This is the untold story of Disney’s most beloved villain, Maleficent, from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Film Review: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

20 March 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Rip Van Winkle of superheroes goes rogue in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” an impressively equal sequel to 2011’s superb origin story “Captain America: The First Avenger” that trades the earlier film’s apple-pie Americana for the uneasy mood of a 1970s paranoia thriller — a resonance underscored by the casting of “Three Days of the Condor” and “All the President’s Men” star Robert Redford in a prominent supporting role. Chockfull of the breathless cliffhangers dictated by the genre, but equally rich in the quiet, tender character moments that made the first film unique among recent Marvel fare, “The Winter Soldier” marks a generally assured return to features for sibling helmers Anthony and Joe Russo (who’ve been in a moviemaking deep-freeze since 2002’s “Welcome to Collinwood”) and should easily keep the franchise gravy train powering through to “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” due next May.

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- Scott Foundas

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'The Signal' and 'Earth to Echo' Trailers Reveal Two Very Different Close Encounters of the Third Kind

20 March 2014 | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

After falling out of popularity in the 2000s, science fiction has been undergoing a bit of a new bloom for a few years now. You could chalk its resurgence up to 2009, the year we got movies like District 9, Avatar and the new Star Trek, and while that spurred Hollywood to invest in big sci-fi again, bigger isn't necessarily better in the first place. Two new movies are looking to prove that sci-fi on smaller budgets can be just as worthwhile so long as you've got a bit of an imagination, and today we've got our first full looks at both of them. First up is The Signal, one of the midnight movies from this year's Sundance Film Festival (which is not to be confused with 2007's The Signal, which was also a Sundance midnight movie). The initial synopsis for it was...

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The Matrix Meets Shane Carruth In Trailer For Sundance Sci-Fi Hit The Signal

19 March 2014 1:11 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Even though summer is the season for big-budget blockbusters, it is also a good release time for smaller, more personal sci-fi thrills. Just ask Duncan Jones (Moon), Neil Blomkamp (District 9) and Mike Cahill (Another Earth), who made their marks with imaginative stories and character studies during the warm season. This summer’s small sci-fi hit could very well be The Signal, a breakthrough from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival starring rising star Brenton Thwaites and Laurence Fishburne.

The first trailer for the film released today and it is thrilling and evocative, filled with effects that look visually dazzling despite the small budget. We get some beautiful imagery, reminiscent of Shane Carruth’s 2013 drama Upstream Color, and are also promised action, mystery and romance, without spelling out how all these genre elements fit together. It’s a stunning couple of minutes that benefits from being vague rather than explaining the plot. »

- Jordan Adler

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'Maleficent': Angelina Jolie fires up her dragon in new trailer -- Video

18 March 2014 11:11 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

In Disney’s animated Sleeping Beauty, the villainess transforms herself into a fire-breathing dragon to do battle with the prince trying to rescue his slumbering love.

In the latest trailer, we get a first look at what this monster looks like in Maleficent, the live-action take on the folk tale that retells it from the perspective of the wicked fairy.

When footage of the famous “christening curse” was shown last August at Disney’s D23 fan convention, studio production chief Sean Bailey made this promise: “We’ll see the epic battle with of the dragon, but this time, just maybe, »

- Anthony Breznican

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Full-Length Trailer for ‘Maleficent’ is Here!

18 March 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Walt Disney Pictures released a new full-length trailer for Maleficent, starring Academy Award®–winning actress Angelina Jolie.

The film also co-stars Sharlto Copley (“District 9”), Elle Fanning (“Super 8”), Sam Riley (“On the Road”), Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”), Miranda Richardson (“The Hours”), Juno Temple (“Atonement”) and Lesley Manville (“Secrets & Lies”).

Maleficent was directed by two-time Oscar®-winning production designer Robert Stromberg from a screenplay written by Linda Woolverton (“The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast”).

This is the untold story of Disney’s most beloved villain, Maleficent, from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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More Jolie and More Darkness in New Maleficent UK Trailer

18 March 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Arriving in UK theatres at the end of May is Disney's live-action tribute to one of their iconic villainesses of yesteryear. 'Maleficent', starring Angelina Jolie and Dakota Fanning, brings a re-imagining of the 1959 animated classic 'Sleeping Beauty' to our screens. The studio have released a brand new, full-length UK trailer featuring more fairytale footage from visual effects master Robert Stromberg who helms the project and marks his directorial debut. Jolie plays the title role whilst Fanning ('Super 8') stars as Princess Aurora. Sharlto Copley ('District 9'), Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple ('The Dark Knight Rises') and Lesley Manville also star in the project. Head below to check out the new trailer. »

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Blu-ray Review: The Last Days on Mars

17 March 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Genre: Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Director: Ruairi Robinson

Writers: Sydney J. Bounds (short story), Clive Dawson (screenplay)

MPAA Rating: R

Run Time: 98 minutes

Summary:

On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery – fossilized evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claim all the glory, he disobeys orders to pack up and goes out on an unauthorized expedition to collect further samples. But a routine excavation turns to disaster when the porous ground collapses, and he falls into a deep crevice and near certain death. His devastated colleagues attempt to recover his body. However, when another vanishes they start to suspect that the life-form they have discovered is not yet dead. As the group begins to fall apart it seems their only hope is the imminent arrival of the relief ship Aurora. Directed by Ruairi Robinson, »

- Jess Orso

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New ‘Maleficent’ Posters

10 March 2014 10:11 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Walt Disney Pictures has released a domestic and an International poster for Maleficent, starring Academy Award®–winning actress Angelina Jolie.

The film also co-stars Sharlto Copley (“District 9”), Elle Fanning (“Super 8”), Sam Riley (“On the Road”), Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”), Miranda Richardson (“The Hours”), Juno Temple (“Atonement”) and Lesley Manville (“Secrets & Lies”).

Maleficent was directed by two-time Oscar®-winning production designer Robert Stromberg from a screenplay written by Linda Woolverton (“The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast”).

This is the untold story of Disney’s most beloved villain, Maleficent, from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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The movies that never win Oscars: Harry Potter, James Bond, more

27 February 2014 10:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

With more than 80 years of history under its belt, it's becoming much easier to pinpoint exactly the type of movies that'll win favour at the Oscars. Big-scale period epics, war films and musicals always tend to find favour with Academy voters, while on the acting front playing a President or a known historical figure is a sure-fire way to get attention.

But what about the movies that never get a look in? There are certain types of films - no matter how successful or how beloved by audiences - that simply never win big at the Oscars. Perhaps it's down to a lack of campaign push from the studio, the perception that they're not "Oscar movies", or Academy snobbery? Digital Spy takes a look at the films that are perennially ignored in the Best Picture race below...

Superhero movies

The omission of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight from the »

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Will the Academy Be Able to Suspend Disbelief for ‘Her’?

26 February 2014 6:37 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Terence Johnson

Managing Editor

The ability to get viewers to suspened disbelief is an important part of the cinema going experience. It’s the reason we can enjoy movies set in a galaxy far, far away or watch a man age backwards with no qualms. The Academy has often looked to these films as nominees and with Her in the race, and gunning for a screenplay prize, it might behoove us to look at films that required the audience to engage in a different way.

There’s always been widespread like for movies that embrace fantastical elements and many of those movies have found themselves in conetnion for Oscar. More specifically, since 1985 when the twin bill of Back to the Future and Brazil was nominated for Best Original Screenplay, there have been several strong contenders for the two major categories Her finds itself nominated in, Best Picture and Original Screenplay. »

- Terence Johnson

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Quiz: Can You Identify These Beloved Movies In 8-Bit Gif Form?

21 February 2014 9:37 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Is there anything GIFs can't do? Sure, it's a crude little form of animation, but this ever-looping series of images has the ability to express emotions, share our favorite snippets of pop culture, and get a closer look at our latest obsessions. Plus it can be a quirky way to succinctly summarize a movie whole movie in just 8-bits. Ugaga's unveiled this cool collection of GIFs. Turns out 8-bits is all you need to communicate a key moment from truly iconic films. But rather than sharing these cool cartoons with helpful captions, we figured we'd bring you some Friday fun with a quiz. So, take a look at these 8-bit GIFs, and make a note of your guesses. Then click to the next page for the movies they represent. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Bonus: Think you got it? Find out on the next page. %NEW_PAGE% 1. District 9 2. Fight Club 3. The Big Lebowski 4. Pulp Fiction »

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Film Review: ‘Pompeii’

19 February 2014 7:36 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Romans give you every reason to wish for their destruction in Paul W.S. Anderson’s “Pompeii,” a campy, concept-driven disaster pic that mistakes the eruption of Vesuvius for the biblical account of Sodom and Gomorrah, where an entire city is deemed expendable on mostly moral grounds. Taking a page from “Titanic,” the film invents a rich-girl/poor-boy romance, puts a powerful suitor in their way and then besets their star-crossed love story with CG lava showers, rendered all the more spectacular in stereoscopic 3D. In short, “Pompeii” is a blast, at least by guilty-pleasure standards, opening to massive worldwide potential in a relatively uncompetitive February frame.

“You’ve dragged me from a perfectly good brothel for this?” asks an indignant slave trader, evidently displeased that the carnage on offer at the local gladiator arena isn’t of a higher caliber. An hour or so later, the same guy finds »

- Peter Debruge

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