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"The Flash" Goes Ape For 'Gorilla Grodd'

25 January 2015 7:22 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

"The Flash" executive producer Andrew Kreisberg has confirmed that DC Comics' character 'Gorilla Grodd' will return to the series, following a brief cameo in the episode "Plastique," played by stunt performer Simon Burnett ("Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes"):

'Gorilla Grodd' debuted in DC Comics "Flash" #106 (April–May 1959), created by writer John Broome and illustrator Carmine Infantino.

"...originally an average ape, 'Grodd' was imbued with super-intelligence by the pilot of an alien spaceship, that crashed in his homeland of Africa. Grodd's psionic abilities allow him to place other beings under his mental control. 

"Grodd can also project telekinetic force beams, telekinetically transmute matter and transfer his consciousness into other bodies..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Flash: Plastique"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Second Opinion – The Gambler (2014)

24 January 2015 3:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Gambler, 2014.

Directed by Rupert Wyatt

Starring Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Michael K. Williams, Brie Larson, Jessica Lange and George Kennedy.

Synopsis:

Lit professor and gambler Jim Bennett’s debt causes him to borrow money from his mother and a loan shark. Further complicating his situation is his relationship with one of his students. Will Bennett risk his life for a second chance?

Spoilers for both the 1974 and 2014 versions of The Gambler below…

At the end of Karel Reisz’s 1974 film The Gambler James Caan’s character is debt-free after dragging a young student with a promising basketball career into the world of sports fixing. The student, Caan sees, is just as susceptible to making a quick thousand dollars as Caan is to losing it. Caan never smiles or shows signs of having broken free of his addiction; rather he goes into a nearby rundown brothel, picks a fight with a pimp, »

- Gary Collinson

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New Potential Details On Andy Serkis' Mystery Role In Avengers: Age Of Ultron

23 January 2015 10:35 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

When Andy Serkis popped up in the first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, he beared a striking resemblance to the 'Black Panther' villain known as Ulysses Klaw, which led many to speculate that that is who the actor will be portraying in the Joss Whedon-directed sequel. Since then, we've had another trailer in which the Rise of the Planet of the Apes actor is seen wearing a necklace with an actual claw for a pendant, adding credence to everyone's speculation. Well, Schmoes Knows is now confirming Andy Serkis' role to be Klaw (Klaue) in Age of Ultron, and that's not all. The site adds that "this version of Klaw will be a sort of amalgamation of both Klaw and his father in the comics, Fritz Klaue," who has history with the Howling Commandos and Baron von Strucker in the comics "and from what we hear in the film as well. »

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Update: Interstellar available to pre-order on Blu-ray, released March 31st

23 January 2015 8:38 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we reported that Christopher Nolan’s Oscar-nominated sci-fi epic Interstellar was available to pre-order at online vendor Amazon, but today Paramount Home Entertainment has officially announced the release of the film on March 31st on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand, with a digital release on March 17th.

The Blu-ray release for Interstellar is set to include a cell from an original 70Mm IMAX print of the film in addition to three hours of bonus content, details of which you can view below, as well as a look at the artwork for the release.

–The Science of Interstellar — Extended cut of the broadcast special.

–Plotting an Interstellar Journey — Discusses the film’s origins, influences and narrative designs.

–Life on Cooper’s Farm—Bringing Americana and the grounded nature of a farm to a sci-fi space movie.

The Dust—Learn how cast and crew avoided sand blindness, and see how to create, »

- Scott J. Davis

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Tom Felton Loves These 5 Against-All-Odds Movies

22 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

You may know him as Draco Malfoy, but Tom Felton has been keeping plenty busy since his "Harry Potter" days.

Since wrapping up the final installment of the hit franchise in 2011, the actor has appeared in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" (2011), "The Apparition" (2012), "Belle" (2013), and more. This winter, Felton finds himself adrift at sea in the dramatic "Against the Sun." The WWII-set tale follows Felton and two fellow Marines stranded in the South Pacific with no food and only a raft to keep them afloat in shark-infested waters.

To celebrate the release of his new movie, we asked Felton for his five favorite movies about characters left stranded and fending for their lives. Check out the list above, and watch the trailer for "Against the Sun" below!

"Against the Sun" arrives in theaters and VOD January 23.

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- Jonny Black

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The Gambler review: Mark Wahlberg isn't playing with full set of cards

22 January 2015 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Rupert Wyatt; Screenwriter: William Monahan; Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael K Williams, Alvin Ing, Anthony Kelley; Running time: 111 mins; Certificate: 15

Crime pays but blackjack most certainly doesn't in The Gambler, a so-so existential thriller based on the cult '70s film starring James Caan. Mark Wahlberg doesn't look too comfortable in those hand-me-down shoes, or with the tousled hair that is supposed to imply hours spent scratching his head over thoughts of his own mortality and the complete works of William Shakespeare.

He is no-one's idea of a literature professor and yet, that's the day job of James Bennett, whose nights are spent in high-stakes gambling dens run by Korean gangsters. The joy of winning is always short-lived because his next move is an all-or-nothing bet that leaves him with, guess what - nothing, except the threat of imminent death. It's this compulsion that »

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Greig Fraser interview: the cinematography of The Gambler

21 January 2015 5:37 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Cinematographer Greig Fraser talks to us about his work on The Gambler, from lenses to shooting in Los Angeles...

In Foxcatcher, there’s a captivating scene where Steve Carell’s character, millionaire John du Pont, ushers a stable of horses out into a grey, autumnal morning. It’s a moment given a luminous, magical quality by cinematographer Greig Fraser, whose other recent film credits include Let Me In and Zero Dark Thirty.

The Gambler, the new drama written by William Monahan (The Departed, Kingdom Of Heaven) and directed by Rupert Wyatt (The Escapist, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes) represented its own set of unique challenges. One of them was to bring tension and visual excitement to a story that frequently sees its wayward protagonist Jim (Mark Wahlberg) frittering his money away at a blackjack table or lecturing a theatre full of distracted college students.

It’s testament to »

- ryanlambie

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The Gambler Review

19 January 2015 4:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Rupert Wyatt

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael K. Williams, Leland Orser, Emory Cohen, George Kennedy, Richard Schiff

Certificate: 15

Run Time: 111 minutes

Synopsis:  The death of a beloved grandfather sends a literature professor with a high-stake gambling addiction on a path of self-loathing and destruction as he counter-balances mounting gaming debts with borrowed money from a number of dangerous loan sharks.

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’s Rupert Wyatt shows viewers a glimpse into the havoc of an entitled and self-indulgent whiner hell-bent on self-destruction in his latest film The Gambler that stars Mark Wahlberg in the lead role.

Rebooted from James Toback’s original 1974 film starring James Caan, Wyatt’s direction and William Monahan’s screenplay are decidedly different from their predecessors: not only in comparable terms (the protagonist is still a gambling addicted literature professor and disgraced scion of a wealthy »

- Sacha Hall

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The Gambler: Mark Wahlberg's new film is a dud

18 January 2015 10:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

All workmanlike polish and no sense of play makes the remake of James Toback’s 1974 drama a very dull film indeed

The Gambler has a director’s name on it – a damn good director, as it happens – but really, like most movies these days, it was made by The Machine. The film was put together by skilled agents and casting directors (it has a cast that, on paper, at least, is out of this world), while the script got passed around among the top directors, after Scorsese spent time developing it with his Departed writer William Monahan. He jumped ship, and when the bottle finally stopped spinning, it pointed at Rupert Wyatt, helmsman of the excellent Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes.

All of which sounds pretty peachy, right? Stars all aligned, script polished to a gleaming sheen, everyone burning on all cylinders. Hitsville, here we come!

Continue reading. »

- John Patterson

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Rupert Wyatt interview: The Gambler, Apes and more

16 January 2015 3:19 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

British director Rupert Wyatt talks to us about his new film The Gambler, and what he's up to next...

Having made his debut feature with the acclaimed 2008 thriller The Escapist, British filmmaker Rupert Wyatt directed the hugely successful Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes in 2011. Reviving a franchise that had long since slipped into the doldrums, it was hailed as a summer film with an all-too-rare streak of intelligence.

Wyatt's latest film is a very different proposition: a remake of the 1974 film starring James Caan, The Gambler is a slickly-written drama about a college professor (an against-the-grain Mark Wahlberg) in hock to some very dangerous people. With his debts mounting, Wahlberg's gambler resorts to a series of schemes to try to pay his way out of trouble, only for his self-destructive nature to send him sinking further into the mire.

As The Gambler's UK release approaches, we catch »

- ryanlambie

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'Fantastic Four' Called a Mess; Fox Demanding Reshoots?

15 January 2015 1:54 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

20th Century Fox's The Fantastic Four has been receiving praise this week, with an alleged studio employee claiming the reboot, "isn't a complete trainwreck" and is "a genuinely good movie." One day later, producer Matthew Vaughn added that, "it's good," and that fans of director Josh Trank's first movie Chronicle will enjoy The Fantastic Four. Today, we get a much different report from Bleeding Cool, where an unidentified "well-connected senior executive" described the movie as "a mess." The studio has gone ahead and ordered extensive reshoots, which could be the reason why we haven't seen the first trailer or even any photos as of yet, less than eight months until the release.

A rumor surfaced last year alleging that 20th Century Fox was quietly searching for other directors to take over for Josh Trank, though no one was willing to start over from scratch. While the studio denied the rumor at the time, »

- MovieWeb

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'Apes,' 'Birdman' surge as sound editors round out pre-Oscar industry nominations

14 January 2015 2:28 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The final guild/industry group to declare nominees did so this afternoon as the Motion Picture Sound Editors (Mpse) spoke up with a roll call of players for the 62nd Golden Reel Awards. On the film side of things, "Birdman" and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" had the best showing with three nominations each. I've been wondering if the latter could slide into Oscar play this year, but it's hard to gauge here, as "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" had a nice Mpse showing, too. In the effects/foley category, "Fury" is featured as well, also a strong possibility to pop up. All other expected players ("American Sniper," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Unbroken," etc.) are featured. We'll see how the sound branch shakes it all out tomorrow but I'm a little more confused by where they'll end up going than usual, I must say. Check out »

- Kristopher Tapley

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James Cameron’s First ‘Avatar’ Sequel Pushed Back to 2017

14 January 2015 6:30 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The writing process for James Cameron‘s “Avatar” sequels is so “involved” that he has had to push the release date for the first back to late 2017.

The Associated Press reports the Academy Award winner behind “Titanic” and “The Terminator” dropped the bad news for fans hoping to see the first of three new movies in 2016 while promoting the local film industry in Wellington, New Zealand with “Hobbit” director Peter Jackson. Cameron filmed the 2009 blockbuster there, and has returned to produce the three sequels, which will be released over three consecutive years.

See photos: Disney Releases First Look at ‘Avatar »

- Greg Gilman

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Imaginarium to produce Fungus the Bogeyman

13 January 2015 3:39 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Andy Serkis’ performance capture studio to produce with Double Negative for Sky.Imaginarium Studios, in partnership with Double Negative, is to bring Fungus the Bogeyman to life for a new 4 x 60-minute series.UK broadcaster Sky 1 has commissioned the adaptation of Raymond Briggs’ classic family story and will comprise both live action and animated elements to bring the bestselling children’s book to life.The series will debut this Christmas and w

Andy Serkis’ performance capture studio to produce with Double Negative for Sky.

Imaginarium Studios, in partnership with Double Negative, is to bring Fungus the Bogeyman to life for a new 4 x 60-minute series.

UK broadcaster Sky 1 has commissioned the adaptation of Raymond Briggs’ classic family story and will comprise both live action and animated elements to bring the bestselling children’s book to life.

The series will debut this Christmas and will be distributed internationally by Sky Vision.

The family »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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The Gambler: Mark Wahlberg's new film is a dud

12 January 2015 2:31 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

All workmanlike polish and no sense of play makes the remake of James Toback’s 1974 drama a very dull film indeed

The Gambler has a director’s name on it – a damn good director, as it happens – but really, like most movies these days, it was made by The Machine. The film was put together by skilled agents and casting directors (it has a cast that, on paper, at least, is out of this world), while the script got passed around among the top directors, after Scorsese spent time developing it with his Departed writer William Monahan. He jumped ship, and when the bottle finally stopped spinning, it pointed at Rupert Wyatt, helmsman of the excellent Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes.

All of which sounds pretty peachy, right? Stars all aligned, script polished to a gleaming sheen, everyone burning on all cylinders. Hitsville, here we come!

Continue reading. »

- John Patterson

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Liam Neeson To Star In Remake Of Rupert Wyatt's 'The Escapist,' Plus Check Out A New Clip From 'Taken 3'

7 January 2015 1:54 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With an underrated drama currently in theaters ("The Gambler," a flawed, but worthwhile remake featuring a committed performance from Mark Wahlberg), and having single-handedly rebooted a major franchise with "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes," director Rupert Wyatt seemed to arrive out of nowhere. But you don't get a parking spot in Hollywood without something vouching for you, and for Wyatt, it was his 2008 prison drama "The Escapist." Led by Brian Cox as a veteran convict with an escape plan, the movie didn't win raves, but got noticed in the right places, enough to allow for the right meetings to get set up, and for Wyatt to launch his career. And now, the movie is getting a remake. Legendary Pictures announced (via Collider) that Liam Neeson will get grizzled in the lead role in the movie, which is currently searching for a director, but has a script from Sean O'Keefe. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Liam Neeson lands lead role in remake of Rupert Wyatt's The Escapist

6 January 2015 11:50 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

With it being Neeson Season and all, I guess it's only appropriate a new project is in the works starring the actor. It's being reported that Liam Neeson will star in Legendary Pictures' remake of the 2008 prisoner thriller The Escapist. The original U.K. film was Rupert Wyatt's (Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, The Gambler) directorial debut, and it starred Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes and Dominic Cooper. No director has been announced, but Wyatt is attached to »

- Jesse Giroux

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Liam Neeson is 'The Escapist' as Jim Mickle Set to Direct 'Esperanza'

6 January 2015 2:57 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Legendary Pictures announced a deal for impressive Cold in July director Jim Mickle to be at the helm of a new project called Esperanza, based on the book of the same name by John N. Maclean. And in that news, they also revealed another developing project elsewhere. First of all, Sean O'Keefe, a writer who has had several scripts picked up but not produced into feature films yet, will be scripting Esperanza, the story of a Spartan culture of firefighters battling the ‘perfect storm’ of wildfires. Sounds like 300 meets Planes: Fire & Rescue to me. And it's O'Keefe who is also behind that aforementioned project we learned was in the works. In the same press release, it's mentioned that O'Keefe is working on a remake of The Escapist. The original UK thriller was directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Gambler), who will produce the remake now. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Liam Neeson Set To Lead Remake Of British Prison Thriller The Escapist

6 January 2015 2:20 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Liam Neeson’s shift from solid drama actor to all-out action badass came rather late in his acting career. As this Friday sees the release of trilogy-closer, Taken 3, does this mean he might be heading for new waters? By the looks of his next project, the answer to that question is a resounding no. Just because Bryan Mills is retiring (we’ll see) doesn’t mean that Neeson has to relinquish his ass-kicking credentials, as he’ll be carrying on his action-packed antics in The Escapist.

A remake of Rupert Wyatt’s British thriller, Studio Canal are taking the reins on this Americanized take on The Escapist. It’s assumed that Neeson will tackle the role Brian Cox commandeered in the first movie, and it’ll be a change to see him dishing out orders while his lackeys do the heavy lifting.

In the 2009 original, Cox starred as a »

- Gem Seddon

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Liam Neeson Takes the Lead in 'The Escapist' Remake

6 January 2015 12:40 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Liam Neeson is attached to star in a remake of The Escapist, the 2009 film that served as the directorial debut of Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Gambler). Sean O'Keefe is writing the screenplay, but no director is attached at this time. It isn't known when production may begin on the StudioCanal action thriller.

The original film The Escapist starred Brian Cox as a convict serving a life sentence, who recruits his fellow inmates to stage a prison break, so he can visit his ailing daughter. Damian Lewis, Joseph Fiennes, Liam Cunningham, Dominic Cooper and Steven Mackintosh rounded out the supporting cast in The Escapist, which helped pave the way for Rupert Wyatt to direct Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Actor Brian Cox revealed to us in a 2011 interview that he was so impressed with Rupert Wyatt's work in The Escapist, that he »

- MovieWeb

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