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‘Carnival Row’: Andrew Gower & Jamie Harris Set To Recur In Amazon’s Fantasy Drama Series

Outlander‘s Andrew Gower and Jamie Harris (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) are set for recurring roles in Carnival Row, Amazon’s eight-episode straight-to-series fantasy drama, from Rene Echevarria, Travis Beacham, and Legendary Television. Carnival Row is described as a fantasy-noir set in a neo-Victorian city. Mythical creatures fleeing their war-torn homeland have gathered in the city, and tensions are simmering between citizens and the growing immigrant population…
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Lizzy Caplan in Talks to Join Channing Tatum in ‘Gambit’

Casting for Gambit is heating up…again. The Marvel Comics adaptation has been in the works since 2015, at which point 20th Century Fox cast Channing Tatum in the lead role and also signed the performer to produce. The film progressed with Rise of the Planet of the Apes filmmaker Rupert Wyatt directing, but Wyatt subsequently dropped out, at which point Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) took over. The film got delayed so more work could be done on the script, and Liman left the director’s chair earlier this year. Cut to last month when Gambit finally started gaining …
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The Punisher: All of the Different Frank Castles Ranked

Ahead of The Punisher on Netflix, Ben Robins ranks all of the different Frank Castles…

In an almost unprecedented act of genius, Marvel’s long lost, secretly loved but consistently butchered anti-hero The Punisher is finally getting his own ultra-violent spin-off series. And with star of just about every crime/drama movie/series in the last few years Jon Bernthal returning to re-don the skull-soaked tee after his first bow in Daredevil season 2, it feels like the perfect time to revisit all of the temporary Frank Castles that came before him.

Because it seems that Bernthal is actually here to stay, something that can’t be said of any of the hard-nosed actors that leapt into the role before him. In fact, Bernthal’s return to the role is the first time anybody has ever played the character more than once in an official context. Although as you’ll soon see,
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Christopher Nolan Gets Candid on the State of Movies, Rise of TV and Spielberg’s Influence

Christopher Nolan Gets Candid on the State of Movies, Rise of TV and Spielberg’s Influence
There have been extensive doom-and-gloom scenarios about the demise of movies lately, but writer-director Christopher Nolan isn’t among those sounding the death knell. Last summer, as the box office and attendance careened toward their lowest levels in decades, Nolan put his artistry where his optimism was — delivering a jolt of pure cinema with “Dunkirk.”

The picture thrusts viewers into one of the turning points of World War II, recounting a moment when British forces faced total annihilation at the hands of the Nazis. Shot with Imax cameras and presented in 70mm, it also serves as a potent reminder that some things are best delivered on the widest screens possible. “Dunkirk” not only garnered massive critical acclaim, but audiences around the globe flocked to see the film, which grossed $524 million worldwide.

“At a time when there’s all kinds of storytelling around, movies that gravitate toward things that only movies can do carve out a place for themselves
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James Franco Explains Why He Couldn’t Stop Working, Slowed Down, and Got Better As a Result

James Franco Explains Why He Couldn’t Stop Working, Slowed Down, and Got Better As a Result
James Franco is one of the six names in entertainment being celebrated at the inaugural IndieWire Honors on Nov. 2. Franco is recognized here for his transformative portrayal of the star and director of “The Room” in A24’s upcoming “The Disaster Artist” (In theaters nationwide December 8), which Franco also produced and directed. He will receive the IndieWire’s Vanguard Award (Film).

For a few years, James Franco was everywhere: Hosting the Oscars. Getting college degrees. Teaching college courses. Directing movies. Acting in movies. Writing about movies. Making art. Writing novels. Starting a band. Every now and then, he would penetrate the mainstream, with commercial releases like “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “The Interview.” By and large, however, the affable face from “Freaks and Geeks,” Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” movies, and “127 Hrs” had grown so ubiquitous it had become difficult to discern the big picture.

Now, he’s
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Blu-ray Review – War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

War for the Planet of the Apes, 2017.

Directed by Matt Reeves.

Starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Judy Greer, Karin Konoval, Terry Notary, Michael Adamthwaite, Gabriel Chavarria, Max Lloyd-Jones, Sara Canning, Aleks Paunovic, and Chad Rook.

Synopsis:

The new Planet of the Apes reboot or prequel series, whatever you want to call it, comes to a conclusion with War for the Planet of the Apes, now out on a Blu-ray + DVD + digital copy set. While the film fell a bit short for me, I found the supplements worth a spin, and I appreciated director Matt Reeves’ thoughtful discussion of his approach to the movie.

Before Star Wars came along, the two primary franchises that captured my little-kid imagination in the early 70s were Star Trek and Planet of the Apes. However, being born in 1970 meant that I had to experience the former through reruns and the latter
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Karl Urban & Ashley Green To Star In ‘Snowblind’; Matt Barber To Direct ‘Guardian’ – Afm Briefs

Karl Urban & Ashley Green To Star In ‘Snowblind’; Matt Barber To Direct ‘Guardian’ – Afm Briefs
Karl Urban, Ashley Greene and Forrest Goodluck have been set to star in Snowblind, a psychological thriller adapted from the Dan Roff novel that will mark the feature directorial debut of Marcus Alqueres, whose visual effects credits include 300, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and The Adventures of Tintin. Written by Hank Woon, the pic centers on a U.S. Ranger haunted by painful memories of a family tragedy who becomes stranded with his platoon in a remote chalet in the…
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Infinity War Gets Planet of the Apes Star as Teenage Groot

Infinity War Gets Planet of the Apes Star as Teenage Groot
While it remains to be seen when the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War will be released, a new cast member has just been revealed. Motion capture specialist Terry Notary, best known for playing the ape Rocket in all three of the Planet of the Apes prequels, confirmed in a new interview that he will be portraying Teenage Groot in the highly-anticipated Avengers: Infinity War, and presumably in Avengers 4 as well, which is currently in production. Here's what the motion capture performer had to say while promoting his new film The Square, when asked to confirm if he's joined Marvel's epic sequel.

"Yes, I am playing teenage Groot. I'm having a blast with it. It's really, really fun. I can't say too much about him, but he's coming of age, so you'll see the teenager find a mentor to look up to and to model himself after. The character's great,
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Karl Urban, Ashley Greene to Star in Action-Adventure ‘Snowblind’

Karl Urban, Ashley Greene to Star in Action-Adventure ‘Snowblind’
Karl Urban, Ashley Greene, and Forrest Goodluck will star in the action-adventure “Snowblind.”

Marcus Alqueres (“The Flying Man”) will direct “Snowblind.” The film is developed by the Coalition Group’s Johnny Wunder and Luisa Iskin, who join Traveling Picture Show Company’s Carissa Buffel, Kevin Matusow, and Steve Prince in producing the film under their newly formed alliance, and alongside Ground Control’s Scott Glassgold.

13 Films will introduce the pic to international buyers at the American Film Market, which opens on Nov. 1. UTA is representing the U.S. rights.

Hank Woon adapted the script from Don Roff’s novel of the same name. “Snowblind” follows the story of a U.S. Ranger haunted by painful memories of a family tragedy, who becomes stranded with his platoon in a remote chalet in the woods. As they fight for survival and against their own inner demons, they are torn apart by a discovery they make — a box filled with $5 million
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Andy Serkis on Channeling Nelson Mandela for 'Planet of the Apes' and "Grieving" the End of the Trilogy

Andy Serkis on Channeling Nelson Mandela for 'Planet of the Apes' and
Next year marks the 50th anniversary of 1968's Planet of the Apes. Andy Serkis, who stars in the rebooted Apes trilogy that started in 2014 with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, says that it's a "testament" to the original film. "It's such a powerful metaphor to see the world through the eyes of apes and see something about the human condition. The passion hasn't gone away."

The finale installment of the Apes series, War for the Planet of the Apes — which is now out on Blu-ray and DVD — marks the end of Caesar's journey, a role that...
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New to Streaming: ‘Brawl in Cell Block 99,’ ‘The Meyerowitz Stories,’ ‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

78/52 (Alexandre Philippe)

There’s been documentaries that analyze entire cinematic movements, directors, actors, writers, specific films, and more aspects of filmmaking, but it’s rare to see a feature film devoted to a single scene. With 78/52, if the clunky title addition didn’t tell you already, it explores the infamous shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho with exacting precision and depth. Featuring interviews with Jamie Lee Curtis, Guillermo del Toro,
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X-Men spinoff Gambit gets a Valentine’s Day 2019 release date

With Fox’s X-Men franchise branching out its universe with spin-offs such as Deadpool and The New Mutants, one film that has been frequently delayed since it was first announced is Gambit, with Channing Tatum starring as the Cajun mutant. Now, however, 20th Century Fox has finalized a release date for the film. Following Deadpool‘s ‘romantic’ lead, Gambit will be released on February 14th, 2019.

It was reported just a few days ago that Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski was in talks for Gambit with the studio potentially eyeing Daniel Craig for the role of the villain Mister Sinister. Gambit was previously set to be directed Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow), but they both left the project due to “creative differences”.

While the plot is unknown, Gambit has been described as “the Ocean’s 11 of the comic book
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Gambit back on the schedule as Fox gives the X-Men spin-off a 2019 release

  • JoBlo
Remy LeBeau will finally get the chance to grace the big-screen with his presence in his own standalone X-men spin-off, at least, that's the hope. Gambit has had its share of issues over its long development process, with both Rupert Wyatt (Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes) and Doug Liman (Edge Of Tomorrow) leaving the project behind after signing on to direct, but now, with Gore Verbinski (A Cure For Wellness)... Read More...
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Gambit Movie Might Get Pirates of the Caribbean Director

It looks like Channing Tatum's long-gestating Gambit movie may be taking a very huge, if unexpected, step in the right direction. Reportedly, Fox is now looking to Gore Verbinski, the man behind the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies, to direct the X-Men spin-off. No deal is done yet, but The Hollywood Reporter claims that he is "in talks" to helm the project, which has been in development for a couple of years now, and will reportedly start production in 2018.

Channing Tatum more or less willed the Gambit movie into existence, given his desire to play the card-throwing, Cajun mutant on the big screen. However, the project has hit a few snags over the years. Originally, Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) was supposed to direct the movie, but he walked away in 2015. Then, Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) spent some time developing the movie,
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Gore Verbinski in talks to direct Gambit, Daniel Craig rumoured for Mister Sinister role

It looks like 20th Century Fox is ready to press ahead with its oft-delayed X-Men spinoff Gambit, with Deadline reporting that Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean, A Cure For Wellness) is in talks to direct the solo movie.

Should Verbinski sign on to the project, he would become its third director after Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow), both of whom left the director’s chair due to creative differences with Fox.

The script for Gambit has been penned by Josh Zetumer, while Channing Tatum is attached to star in the lead role of the car-throwing Cajun mutant Remy LeBeau, and will also produce with Reid Carolin of Free Association. Tatum has also recently revealed that they decided to retool the project following the success of Deadpool and Logan.

Meanwhile, last month we got an alleged plot breakdown for Gambit,
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Gore Verbinski in talks to direct Channing Tatum in Gambit

  • JoBlo
It's been a tough road for Gambit, one of Twentieth Century Fox's many X-men spin-offs, with both Rupert Wyatt (Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes) and Doug Liman (Edge Of Tomorrow) leaving the project behind after signing on to direct, but now, Fox must be hoping that the third time is the charm. Deadline reports that Gore Verbinski (A Cure For Wellness) is in the midst of making a deal to... Read More...
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Michael Bay’s 451 Media Group launching 9 graphic novels at New York Comic Con

Michael Bay’s 451 Media Group is set to debut nine brand new graphic novels at the New York Comic Con this week, which come from acclaimed creators such as George Pelecanos (The Deuce), Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) and Scott Rosenberg (Con Air). Check out the titles here…

Bad Moon Rising – A wild smash up of The Wolfman and Sons of Anarchy from writer/producer Scott Rosenberg (Con Air, Gone in 60 Seconds, Jumanji 2, Welcome to the Jungle, and the CBS series Zoo).

ExMortis – An epic WWII action adventure from the minds of Paul + Pete Williams, VFX gurus behind Avatar, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Chronicles of Narnia.

Humbug – A masterly plotted merry and manic mash-up of Sherlock Holmes and Ghostbusters from A.J. Gentile, the writers and creators of Micronauts and Visionaries.

Nvrlnd – From the creative minds of the writing team, Stephanie Salyers and
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Gore Verbinski in Talks to Direct Channing Tatum's 'X-Men' Spinoff 'Gambit'

Gore Verbinski in Talks to Direct Channing Tatum's 'X-Men' Spinoff 'Gambit'
Gambit is closing in on a new captain.

Gore Verbinski, the director behind the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films, is in talks to helm the Channing Tatum starrer.

The move kick-starts the stalled project that has seen Doug Liman and Rupert Wyatt come and go as helmers on the long-in-development X-Men spinoff. Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) exited in October 2015, while Liman (American Made) left in August 2016.

Tatum is attached to star in the pic as the New Orleans-based mutant with the power to manipulate kinetic energy and whose weapons...
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New Line Cinema’s Box Office Juggernaut ‘It’ Floats Past Half a Billion Dollars Worldwide

Continuing its record-breaking run, New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “It” is surpassing $500 million at the worldwide box office today, after less than three weeks in release, it was announced today by Sue Kroll, President Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. The critically acclaimed blockbuster is now the highest-grossing horror film ever, breaking the 44-year record belonging to “The Exorcist,” one of the longest-held records in cinema history.

After shattering numerous domestic records in its opening weekend—including those for the top horror film opening and biggest September opening for any film—”It” is still going strong.

Internationally, “It” has terrified a growing global audience as the film continues to roll out to record-breaking results in overseas markets. Among the records the film has broken, “It” scored the biggest opening weekend ever for a horror film in more than 30 territories, including the UK, Russia, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. In 17 of those territories,
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Rumoured plot details for 20th Century Fox’s Gambit movie

Having first been announced back in 2014, 20th Century Fox’s planned X-Men spinoff Gambit has found itself stuck in development hell, passing through the hands of directors Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) as the studio seemingly struggled to perfect its take on the fan favourite mutant, set to be portrayed by Channing Tatum.

During the San Diego Comic-Con, Tatum revealed that he is still attached to the film, but they have decided to retool their approach following the success of Deadpool and Logan. And now the folks at Splash Report claim to have the inside scoop on the plot for the film, which they describe as “the Ocean’s 11 of the comic book genre”.

Remy Lebeau (Channing Tatum) is on trial in New-Orleans. He’s considered a huge security risk. We flashback to almost 25 years before. Master thief Luke Lebeau
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