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This week in tv news: Kurt Sutter returns to FX with a new show

23 May 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Lee Jones in FX’s new series, The Bastard Executioner

Kurt Sutter is poised to return to FX with a new series. FX has given a series order to the new show from Sutter, who previously created Sons of Anarchy and wrote for The Shield, both of which were on FX as well. Titled The Bastard Executioner, the show’s first season will run for ten episodes, with Brian Grazer onboard as executive producer as well. Relative newcomer Lee Jones will be taking on the titular role, with Sons of Anarchy‘s Katey Sagal, True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer, and Starred Up‘s Sam Spruell among the cast, alongside Sutter himself.  The AmericansMatthew Rhys is also set to guest star on the series.

The show itself will make its premiere on FX in the fall, though a date has yet to be announced. The show’s synopsis, via FX’s press release, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Project X sequel, Ben Affleck's The Accountant & more get release dates

20 May 2015 2:32 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Warner Bros. has announced release dates for several of its upcoming movies, and the studio has also removed a planned film from its schedule. Project Xx, the sequel to the 2012 found footage party comedy, will be released on August 19, 2016. There's no word on who will direct or if the original cast will return, but Project X co-writer Michael Bacall is penning the script. The Gavin O'Connor-directed (Warrior, Jane Got A Gun) action thriller The Accountant starring Ben »

- Jesse Giroux

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New release dates, including Ben Affleck in The Accountant

19 May 2015 10:23 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Project X sequel, and the new film from The Hangover's Todd Phillips, are also set to arrive in 2016...

Warner Bros has confirmed a collection of new release dates for some of its upcoming projects, Each of these thus far as an American date, but we expect the UK arrival in each case to be roughly around the same time.

First up, there's The Accountant, from Warrior director Gavin O'Connor. The film stars Ben Affleck, Jeffrey Tambor, Anna Kendrick and J K Simmons. It follows the story of a man who's an accountant most of the time, and an assassin the rest of it. And it's now due to arrive on January 22nd.

Then there's the new film from The Hangover director Todd Phillips. Entitled Arms & The Dudes, the new comedy stars Jonah Hill and Miles Teller as a pair of friends who decide to bid on Us military contracts during the Iraq war. »

- simonbrew

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'Mad Max: Fury Road' Attention to Detail: A Flame-Throwing Guitar & That Chrome Paint

19 May 2015 11:29 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

After I walked out of Mad Max: Fury Road over the weekend, I was impressed by a lot of things. The performances, namely Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. The absolutely insane practical effects that were filmed in-camera. The fact the film was made by a man whose last three directorial credits include Babe: Pig in the City, Happy Feet and Happy Feet Two. Don't get me wrong, I like dancing penguins and city-dwelling pigs as much as everybody else, maybe more, but let's agree the War Rig in Mad Max: Fury Road takes viewers on a ride that those animals, cute as they are, simply cannot. Perhaps two of the biggest highlights of the film, however, are its stunning attention to detail and the way it embraces the world around it, to the point its world doesn't feel created so much as it just exists. There is a sense of »

- Jordan Benesh

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'Mad Max: Fury Road' Sequel Title & Prequel Comics Revealed

18 May 2015 12:53 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

As of the writing of this post we're still waiting for final weekend numbers for Mad Max: Fury Road's opening weekend, but estimates peg it around $109.4 million worldwide, which isn't too bad for an R-rated film, though it still has some ways to go given its $150 million production budget before it covers all its costs. That, however, isn't stopping director George Miller from discussing the future of the franchise as he's already revealed there is "more Max to come" and has now told The Q&A Podcast with Jeff Goldsmith the title of the next entry will be Mad Max: The Wasteland. iOTA in Mad Max: Fury RoadPhoto: Warner Bros. "We've got one screenplay and a novella," Miller said. "It happened because with the delays on Fury Road, and writing all the backstories, they just expanded." Speaking of expanding storylines, Miller revealed the origins of the flame-throwing »

- Brad Brevet

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ modernizes the franchise without losing its identity in the slightest

17 May 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Mad Max: Fury Road

Written by George Miller, Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris

Directed by George Miller

Australia/United States, 2015

Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) stands atop a sandy, rocky hill overlooking the unforgiving Australian desert, still haunted by the memories of his deceased family. Having perfected what it means to fend for one’s self, his ability to survive is seriously put to the test when kidnaped by a band of sickly, youthful warriors belonging to a secluded but powerful community run by Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne. They bring him back to their dungeons, torture him, and preserve him as a ‘blood bag’, a source of energy to help the citadel’s fighters, plagued by an unknown illness. Immortan Joe’s grasp on the people is simple: he controls the water supply. But not everyone is willing to simply abide by his tyrannical rule. Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a scarred »

- Edgar Chaput

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What films should be expanded into shared universes?

14 May 2015 11:54 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Shared universes are big business right now, and here are seven franchises that could, and should be expanded...

It's likely that by the time you finish reading this sentence a new cinematic universe will have been born. In fact, it may be one of the cinematic universes I propose later in this article. If that's the case, I apologise for my obsolescence. Furthermore, if you're reading this in the future and any of my proposed cinematic universes have come to pass and turned out awful, I also apologise.

Just know that I'm sorry, and I've a feeling that many of us are going to be sorry and that the film industry could be in a sorry and confusing mess in five years time thanks to 'Cinematic Universe Fever' (a real affliction, and currently a very common complaint on the casebooks of doctors and private physicians in Hollywood). Right now, really »

- simonbrew

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Review: "Mad Max: Fury Road" is a high watermark for blockbuster action films

11 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If "Mad Max" is "A Fistful Of Dollars" and "The Road Warrior" is "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly," then clearly "Fury Road" is George Miller's "Once Upon A Time In The West," the moment when his movies move from the archetypical to the profound. It seems impossible that George Miller has been away from live-action for 17 years. Then again, nothing about George Miller's career has ever really fit into any typical model. I always think of him as part of the Class of '82, the directors whose work really crystallized in what I maintain is the greatest geek movie line-up of all time. Most of those guys came out of the system, either through the Roger Corman training program or moving from TV to movies, trained at southern California film schools so they all had similar skill sets. Miller was different, though. He was never really one of them. »

- Drew McWeeny

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Avengers: Age Of Ultron Maintains Number 1 Ranking at Weekend Box Office

10 May 2015 7:21 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

It was another strong weekend at the box office – both in the U.S. and on the international scene – and Avengers: Age Of Ultron shows no signs of slowing down.

Rentrak’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Disney/Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ continues to dominate the global movie marketplace, holding as the #1 film in many markets boasting another impressive $68 million weekend internationally in advance of the China opening this Tuesday and a massive global total to date of $875.3 million. Additionally, Universal reports ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ is off and running with a solid $8.8 million and number one debuts in Australia and New Zealand this weekend in advance of its North American debut later this week.”

Marvel announced last week the start of production on Captain America: Civil War. The film picks up where “Avengers: Age of Ultron” left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers »

- Movie Geeks

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Tom Hardy says being "battered" on Mad Max set made him feel "manly"

10 May 2015 8:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Tom Hardy has started to make a name for himself as a bit of an action man, having starred in the likes of The Dark Knight Rises and Warrior.

But he has revealed that nothing prepared him for the physical challenges that faced him in his latest role - the title character in Mad Max: Fury Road.

"(Mad Max was) heavy metal in the baking sun, blunt traumas and car crashes, cars rolling over, spikes... Everything's metal," he told SFX magazine. "You're on wires with very little clothing on, and you've got a harness.

"It's very sweaty and hot and you're getting wrenched in the air and trying to bounce, smashed against metal, day in/day out, for six months. I got battered. I mean, it was bad."

Mad Maxes Mel Gibson and Tom Hardy unite at the Fury Road premiere

The actor has taken over the role from Mel Gibson, »

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Joel Edgerton And Ruth Negga Will Star In Loving, Mud Director’s Next Drama

8 May 2015 10:59 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Jeff Nichols, who earned widespread acclaim for his dramas Take Shelter and Mud, has next lined up Loving, a drama he wrote and will shoot this SeptemberWarrior actor Joel Edgerton and World War Z actress Ruth Negga are attached to lead the drama in the roles of Richard and Mildred Loving, the couple at the center of 1967 civil rights case Loving v. Virginia.

The Lovings were an interracial couple who married in June of 1958, only for their union to be met with violence and legal repercussions. Authorities broke into their home, arrested them and sentenced each to a year in a Virginia state penitentiary. The sentence was dismissed on the condition that both of them left Virginia and did not return, a compromise neither wanted to simply accept. Over nine strenuous years, the Lovings battled against a racially prejudiced system to find their way home together.

This isn’t »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War Begins Production; Avengers: Infinity War – Parts 1 & 2 To Be Shot Completely In IMAX

7 May 2015 2:55 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Marvel Studios has commenced principal photography at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia on Captain America: Civil War, the third installment of its Super Hero franchise. The production will shoot on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film’s production, as well as locations in Germany, Puerto Rico and Iceland.

Set for release in the United States on May 6, 2016, Captain America: Civil War is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Community”) from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (“Captain America: The Winter Solider,” Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger”).

The film returns Chris Evans (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron”) as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America along with Robert Downey Jr. (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Marvel’s “Iron Man 3”) as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Age of Ultron, »

- Michelle McCue

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Rosamund Pike Thriller Acquired by Rlje/Image Entertainment

7 May 2015 11:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Rosamund Pike Dives into 'The Deep Blue Good-by' with Christian Bale Image Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to "Return to Sender," a thriller directed by Fouad Mikati and co-written by Patricia Beauchamp and Joe Gossett. The film boasts an all-star ensemble cast including Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike ("Gone Girl"), Academy Award nominee Nick Nolte ("Warrior," "The Prince of Tides"), Shiloh Fernandez ("Evil Dead"), Camryn Manheim ("The Practice") and Rumer Willis ("Sorority Row," "Dancing with the Stars"). The psychological thriller follows Pike as Miranda, a nurse who is attacked during a home invasion by a stranger (Fernandez). After the man is arrested, Miranda begins to visit him in jail regularly and form a connection with her attacker.  "Fresh on the heels of her Academy Award nominated performance in 'Gone Girl,' Rosamund Pike delivers another »

- Anya Jaremko-Greenwold

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Rosamund Pike Thriller ‘Return to Sender’ Sells to Image Entertainment

7 May 2015 10:58 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Image Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to the thriller “Return to Sender,” which stars Oscar nominees Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl”) and Nick Nolte (“Warrior”), it was announced Thursday by Mark Ward, Rlj Entertainment’s chief acquisitions officer for the Image brands. “Return to Sender” was directed by Fouad Mikati and co-written by Patricia Beauchamp and Joe Gossett.  The film co-stars Shiloh Fernandez (“Evil Dead”), Camryn Manheim (“The Practice”) and Rumer Willis (“Sorority Row”). The intense psychological thriller stars Pike as Miranda, a small town nurse who gets attacked during a home invasion by a mysterious stranger (Fernandez). Following his arrest, »

- Jeff Sneider

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Captain American: Civil War - New Plot & Cast Details Revealed as Production Starts

7 May 2015 10:17 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Cameras have officially started rolling on Marvel's Captain America: Civil War and they've revealed new details on the plot and additions to the cast showing which new heroes will be showing up (including Paul Rudd's Ant-Man), and even the return of General Ross!  Come inside to learn more!

The showdown between Captain America and Iron Man is getting closer, as today, the Russo brothers have started production on Captain America: Civil War.  Marvel issued a press release to announce the start of principal photography and in doing so have given us our first plot synopsis: 

Captain America: Civil War” picks up where “Avengers: Age of Ultron” left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ starts production in Atlanta, Georgia

7 May 2015 10:10 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Marvel Studios has commenced principal photography at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia on ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ the third installment of its Super Hero franchise. The production will shoot on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film?s production, as well as locations in Germany, Puerto Rico and Iceland. Set for release in the United States on May 6, 2016, ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ ‘Community’) from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (‘Captain America: The Winter Solider,’ Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’). The film returns Chris Evans (‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’) as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America along with Robert Downey Jr. (‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ Marvel’s ‘Iron Man 3′) as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson (‘Avengers: Age of Ultron, »

- HollywoodNews.com

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Marvel Shares Major 'Captain America: Civil War' Cast and Plot Details

7 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Almost exactly one year from now -- on May 6, 2016 -- a bunch of people you just saw in "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" will return in "Captain America: Civil War," along with a few familiar faces from other places, and some total newbies who remain mysterious. For now.

Emily VanCamp, very soon to be a "Revenge" alumnus, is returning to "Captain America" as Agent 13, aka Kate/Sharon Carter. She was briefly in "Winter Soldier" as next door neighbor Kate, assigned to protect the hero. Not sure what she'll be up to in "Civil War," but Emily tweeted confirmation about the scoop:

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- Gina Carbone

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Junkie Xl on creating the insane soundscape for 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

6 May 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The moment I was sent the download link for the "Fury Road" soundtrack, I loaded the entire score onto my iPod specifically so I could play it in my car. Big mistake. The first time through, I didn't even realize how fast I was going, but around the time we got to track four, "Blood Bag," I glanced at the speedometer and was startled to see I had crept up past 90 Mph. I pumped the brakes, and since then, I've had to fight my own natural inclination to speed up as I have been assaulted by the intense cacophony that is Junkie Xl's "Mad Max: Fury Road" score. I had about five days to live with the score before my phone rang one morning last week, and I jumped right into what turned out to be a great conversation with Tom Holkenborg, the Dutch composer who is building a »

- Drew McWeeny

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New Mad Max: Fury Road Images Sell Even More Madness Than Trailers

5 May 2015 6:13 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

The summer is here, and with the arrival of Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Jurassic World right around the corner, the heat is really kicking up. Still, no movie has had me as excited as Mad Max: Fury Road.

The trailers have been insane, and no movie in years has sold me so quickly with the theory of wild, adrenaline-rush like this one.

You’ve seen plenty in the trailers to get your mind racing, but the new set of images really give you a lot of information (I think) about how cool this really might be.

Just take a look at this one –

courtesy Warner Bros.

Sure, you’ve seen the idea in the trailer, but just the sheer insanity of everything in this image. If this movie doesn’t turn out to be the most fun of the year, that in itself will be a feat.

Plus, this »

- Marc Eastman

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St. Louis – Win Passes to an Advance Screening of Mad Max: Fury Road!!

4 May 2015 7:46 PM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

I think that I can speak for the other writers on Dtb but Mad Max: Fury Road is probably one of the most anticipated films on our 2015 checklist. I grew up watching The Road Warrior (aka. Mad Max 2) and it one of the first films where I could feel the intensity. Lucky for you, dear reader, we got some passes to give out to check out the film a few days prior to its release. Excited? Good. We want you to have a lovely day! Read below to see how you can score a pass.

From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise, comes “Mad Max: Fury Road,” a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky.

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept »

- Andy Triefenbach

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