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Oscar Isaac to play Apocalypse in X-Men: Apocalypse

24 November 2014 11:29 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite rumours over the weekend linking Idris Elba to the part, Variety is reporting that Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) has secured the role of En Sabah Nur, a.k.a. Apocalypse, in Bryan Singer’s 2016 mutant sequel X-Men: Apocalypse. Isaac will next be seen in A Most Violent Year, set for release in December, and is also part of the ensemble for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release May 19th, 2016 with James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Evan Peters (Quicksilver) and Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) all confirmed to return. Meanwhile Chloe Moretz (The Equalizer), Elle Fanning (Maleficent) and Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) are said to be in the frame to play Jean Grey and Ben Hardy (EastEnders), Charlie Rowe (Neverland) and Timothee Chalamet (Interstellar) have been linked to Cyclops.

What do you make of Isaac’s casting as Apocalypse? »

- Gary Collinson

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Warner Bros.’ ‘Lego Movie’ Takes BAFTA Kids’ Award

24 November 2014 2:01 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Movie” won the kids’ feature film prize at the BAFTA Children’s Awards Sunday, fighting off competition from “Maleficent,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Frozen.”

Cartoon Network won the kids’ channel of the year prize, while its show “Adventure Time” took the award for international program.

Kindle Entertainment was named independent production company of the year, and was part of the team behind online mystery-drama “Dixi,” which nabbed the BAFTA for original interactive show. Disney Animated won for adapted interactive show. The vidgames category was won by Nintendo’s racing title “Mario Kart 8.”

Katie Morag,” which is produced by Move on Up, won the BAFTA for drama, and the show’s 9 year-old lead Cherry Campbell took home the performer prize. Debbie Moon won the writer’s prize for “Wolfblood.”

Love Productions’ “Junior Bake Off” excelled in the entertainment category. Maverick Television’s “Operation Ouch! »

- Leo Barraclough

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Warner Bros.’ ‘Lego Movie’ Takes BAFTA Kids’ Award

24 November 2014 2:01 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Movie” won the kids’ feature film prize at the BAFTA Children’s Awards Sunday, fighting off competition from “Maleficent,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Frozen.”

Cartoon Network won the kids’ channel of the year prize, while its show “Adventure Time” took the award for international program.

Kindle Entertainment was named independent production company of the year, and was part of the team behind online mystery-drama “Dixi,” which nabbed the BAFTA for original interactive show. Disney Animated won for adapted interactive show. The vidgames category was won by Nintendo’s racing title “Mario Kart 8.”

Katie Morag,” which is produced by Move on Up, won the BAFTA for drama, and the show’s 9 year-old lead Cherry Campbell took home the performer prize. Debbie Moon won the writer’s prize for “Wolfblood.”

Love Productions’ “Junior Bake Off” excelled in the entertainment category. Maverick Television’s “Operation Ouch! »

- Leo Barraclough

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Pirate ship ahoy for Brenton Thwaites

23 November 2014 12:25 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Brenton Thwaites is in final negotiations to play a lead role in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. He.ll play Henry, a British soldier, in the Jerry Bruckheimer/Disney production that is is set to shoot in Queensland early next year. There.s no word yet on who will play Carina, a young woman who may be Henry.s romantic interest. According to wire reports Thwaites beat other contenders including The Fault in Our Stars. Ansel Elgort, In the Heart of the Sea.s Sam Keeley and Pride.s George Mackay. Javier Bardem, Christoph Waltz, Geoffrey Rush and Jack Devonport reportedly are set to join Johnny Depp in the film scripted by Jeff Nathanson and. directed by Kon Tiki's Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg.

Australian taxpayers' financial contribution to the production may be as high as $60 million, including a $21.6 million grant from the federal government, the »

- Don Groves

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The Week in Spandex – Ant-Man, Black Panther, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, The Fantastic Four, X-Men: Apocalypse, Suicide Squad, Bananaman and more

22 November 2014 2:57 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round-up of the latest news and talking points from the world of screen superheroes, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Black Panther, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Big Hero 6, The Fantastic Four, X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Suicide Squad, Lego Batman, The Flash, Arrow, Gotham, Constantine, Bananaman and more….

Ahead of its home-entertainment release this coming Monday, Marvel has given us a taste of the special features set to accompany Guardians of the Galaxy on Blu-ray and DVD, releasing a ‘Dance-Off’ outtake which sees Ronan (Lee Pace) showing off his moves to Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax (Dave Bautista) [see here], two deleted scenes with Gamora and Nebula (Karen Gillen) [see here] and Rhomann Dey (John C. Reilly) and Denarian Saal (Peter Serafinowicz) [see here], and a featurette of Groot (Vin Diesel) saying “I am Groot!” in fifteen different languages [see here]. Meanwhile, we’re counting down to »

- Gary Collinson

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Casting Net: 'Doctor Who' alum Matt Smith to star in 'Patient Zero'

21 November 2014 6:27 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Doctor Who alum Matt Smith will star opposite Natalie Dormer in Patient Zero. Stefan Ruzowitzky is directing the action thriller from a script by Mike Le. The story follows the spread of a super strain of rabies, which leads to the evolution of a new, violent species. An immune survivor must race to find Patient Zero, and a cure, to save his infected wife and the human race at large. [Deadline] • Brenton Thwaites is in final negotiations for the role of a British soldier, Henry, in the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean installment. The actor is known for this year's Maleficent and The Giver. »

- C. Molly Smith

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Brenton Thwaites joins Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean 5?

21 November 2014 1:55 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Brenton Thwaites is reportedly nearing a deal to join Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Thwaites is being considered to take on the role of British soldier Henry, a character described by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the sequel's male leads.

The Fault in Our Stars' Ansel Elgort and Sunshine on Leith actor George Mackay were previously reported to be in contention to play Henry.

The character serves as a replacement for Orlando Bloom's swashbuckling hero Will Turner, following Bloom's departure from the franchise.

Thwaites had two high-profile films out this year, as he played Prince Phillip in Disney's Maleficent and the heroic Jonas in The Giver.

Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush are expected to reprise their roles as the eccentric pirate Jack Sparrow and the Black Pearl's mutinous captain Hector Barbossa, respectively. Javier Bardem is in talks to play a new villain. »

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Brenton Thwaites circles Pirates of the Caribbean 5

21 November 2014 1:52 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

By this point, we’ve come to expect that every Pirates of the Caribbean movie needs a milquetoast hero at its center, to balance out the quirkiness of Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow. Orlando Bloom fit that mold in the first three films, and was replaced by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire‘s Sam Claflin in the fourth film, and now it looks like The Giver and Maleficent actor Brenton Thwaites is in talks for Pirates 5

The news comes from TheWrap, who state that Thwaites is circling the role of a British soldier named Henry. No other details are given, but they do affirm that Javier Bardem is in talks to play the villain. Christoph Waltz was in the running for a while, but dropped out to focus on Bond 24 instead. 

Directed by Kon-Tiki helmers Joachim Rønning and Espen SandbergPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales »

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Brenton Thwaites Boards ‘Pirates 5′ Ship For Disney

21 November 2014 12:32 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

We reported on Halloween that Brenton Thwaites was among  a handful of heartthrobs Disney was courting for the role of British soldier Henry in the fifth Pirates Of The Caribbean romp. Now the studio in is final negotiations with the young Aussie, who played Prince Philip in the studio’s Maleficent this year. The studio has set a July 7, 2017, release date for the next installment of the multibillion-dollar franchise starring Johnny Depp.

Thwaites has had a busy year, starring opposite Ewan McGregor in the crime thriller Son Of A Gun and with Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep in The Giver. He also starred in sci-fi thriller The Signal and Ride, the indie comedy from writer-director-star Helen Hunt  in that bowed at Afm. Thwaites also is set to topline Alex ProyasGods Of Egypt with Gerald Butler and Geoffrey Rush, which Lionsgate will release in February 2016. He is managed by Industry Entertainment. »

- The Deadline Team

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Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Closes In On Brenton Thwaites

21 November 2014 11:55 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Casting on the billion dollar swashbuckling series is getting well underway, with Maleficent‘s Brenton Thwaites now in Disney’s crosshairs for Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Courtesy of The Wrap, who revealed the scoop exclusively, it seems the studio are looking to secure his fresh young presence to steer the flailing franchise into more lucrative waters.

Previous reports indicated that Thwaites was on a shortlist of up-and-coming actors in contention for the sought-after role. Alongside the young Aussie, Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton, Mitchell Hope, George Mackay, and Sam Keeley were all thought to be competing for the role of British soldier Henry.

After an appearance this year as the Prince in Sleeping Beauty reboot, Maleficent, and stellar turns in Oculus and The Giver, there’s no reason to doubt the rising star can’t tackle the grit of such a colossal franchise. And now that »

- Gem Seddon

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Brenton Thwaites in Talks to Join Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

21 November 2014 11:40 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A fresh face has been added to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, which is now over a decade old believe it or not.  A couple of weeks ago, we got word that a number of young actors were in the running to join Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in the coveted new role of Henry, a British soldier.  The shortlist included The Fault in Our Stars standout Ansel Elgort, The Giver star Brenton Thwaites and others, but now it appears that the victor has been selected: Thwaites.  The 25-year-old Australian actor had two high-profile roles this year with Maleficent and the dystopian adaptation The Giver, in addition to the sci-fi indie The Signal, and now he’s in talks to join one of the most popular franchises around.  More after the jump. The Wrap reports that Thwaites is currently in negotiations to join the cast »

- Adam Chitwood

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Brenton Thwaites to join Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

21 November 2014 11:29 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

It was a busy year for Brenton Thwaites having had roles is Maleficent, Oculus, and The Giver; the up and coming star is now looking to take on the sought after role of Henry in the upcoming sequel Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Not much is known about the role other than the character is said to be a British Soldier. He will join returning cast members Johnny Depp who will forever be playing Captain Jack Sparrow, Geoffrey Rush as Captain Barbossa, and there have been »

- Graham McMorrow

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Brenton Thwaites to Co-Star With Johnny Depp in ‘Pirates of Caribbean 5′

21 November 2014 11:18 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After reading actors last week for the highly coveted role, Disney and Johnny Depp look to have found Jack Sparrow’s new mate.

Brenton Thwaites is in final negotiations to co-star opposite Depp in “Pirates of the Caribbean 5.” Thwaites will play a British soldier in the pic.

Javier Bardem is also talks to play the villain with Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, who got their sea legs with “Kon Tiki,” directing. Jerry Bruckheimer is producing.

Pre-production on “Pirates” is already under way in Australia, where the big-budget sequel will be shot. The film will bow in July 2017.

Thwaites was last seen next in “The Giver,” and previously starred in Disney’s “Maleficent” as Prince Phillip. He is repped by Wme.

TheWrap first reported the news.

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- Justin Kroll

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Thwaites Scores Key Role In Fifth "Pirates"

21 November 2014 10:11 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The first three had Orlando Bloom, the fourth had Sam Claflin, now the fifth "Pirates of the Caribbean" has cast its young hunk role and this time it's set to be played by rising young Australian star Brenton Thwaites ("The Giver," "Maleficent").

Thwaites is in talks for the role of a British soldier named Henry in the project which follows Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) being hunted by Captain Brand (Javier Bardem), a ghost bent on revenge against Sparrow whom he holds responsible for the murder of his brother.

Geoffrey Rush is expected back as Captain Barbossa, though other casting hasn't been revealed at this point.

"Kon-Tiki" filmmakers Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg are directing the next instalment in the franchise which begins shooting in Australia in February ahead of a Summer 2017 release.

Source: The Wrap »

- Garth Franklin

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Week in Review: Details revealed about Spike Lee’s Kickstarter movie

21 November 2014 9:33 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Back in August 2013, Spike Lee launched plans for his newest movie on Kickstarter, causing a big hullabaloo in the process. People questioned whether an established director like him was taking money away from other independent filmmakers and projects, even though he clarified that more people came to Kickstarter who had never heard of the service. He added that this was the new order, the new way indie filmmakers like himself got the word out.

Lee did end up earning the funding for his film, just over $1.4 million from over 6,000 backers, and now that film has finally arrived. The movie is Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, a reimagining of a cult horror classic from 1973 Ganja & Hess. Indiewire has details that the film will be released in theaters and VOD, presumably with many perks for Kickstarter backers, on February 13, 2015. This follows its premiere at the American Black Film Festival back in June, »

- Brian Welk

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'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' Snags Brenton Thwaites, Possibly Javier Bardem

21 November 2014 8:45 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Just like Jack Sparrow's liver, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise takes a licking and keeps on ticking. The cast is slowly coming together for the fifth movie in the series, and its latest addition seems to be Brenton Thwaites. The young Aussie actor ("The Giver," "Maleficent," the upcoming "Son of a Gun") is reportedly in talks to join the cast as a British soldier named Henry. If he signs on the dotted line, he'll be joining Johnny Depp as Sparrow - or is it Sparrow as Johnny Depp? It's hard to tell the difference any more, what with all the accessories and drunken hijinks.

We're way more excited for the rumor Javier Bardem will join the gang as the villain of the movie, a vengeful ghost named Captain Brand. Bardem is no stranger to creepy characters; he won an Oscar for his performance as Anton Chigurh in "No Country for Old Men, »

- Jenni Miller

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Angelina Jolie confirms retirement: 'I've never loved acting'

21 November 2014 6:24 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Angelina Jolie has confirmed her plans to retire from acting.

The Oscar winner said that she "absolutely" plans to focus on filmmaking in the future.

"I've never been comfortable as an actor - I've never loved being in front of the camera," Jolie told Du Jour.

"I didn't ever think I could direct, but I hope I'm able to have a career at it because I'm much happier."

She has previously said that her portrayal of Cleopatra could mark her final acting role.

Jolie has been teasing her plans to retire from acting for years.

She was most recently seen in Disney's Maleficent.

Jolie's most recent directorial outing - Unbroken - will arrive in Us cinemas on December 25 and in the UK on December 26. Watch a trailer below: »

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Sliff 2014 Review – Wildlike

20 November 2014 3:35 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Review by Dana Jung

Wildlike screens at 5:00pm Saturday, November 22nd at the Tivoli Theatre as part of the St. Louis International Film Festival. Ticket information can be found Here

The “fish out of water” story is nothing new. Even in as remote a location as Alaska, there have been numerous films and TV shows going back to at least Northern Exposure (and its predecessor Twin Peaks) that chronicle the effects of living in remote isolation on a person used to the big city. But no project in recent memory has utilized the extreme open spaces and majestic grandeur of the Alaskan outback in such a beautiful way as the new film Wildlike.

Mackenzie (Ella Purnell) is a troubled teenage girl who is shipped off to live with her uncle in Alaska. With no father and a mother who is undergoing treatments for some never-explained illness, Mackenzie is struggling, »

- Movie Geeks

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Jennifer Lawrence speaks briefly about X-Men: Apocalypse

20 November 2014 2:38 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Jennifer Lawrence doing the promotional rounds for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, it’s inevitable that the actress will be fielding questions about her upcoming role in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, and during a chat with IGN the actress has briefly spoken about where we’ll find her character Mystique in the mutant superhero sequel:

“She’s very complex. She’s a hero to her own race in a way which makes her a villain to the opposite race. I don’t really know where she’s gonna go. I’ve had a few conversations about where we’ll find her. She obviously needs to be in hiding somewhere.”

X-Men: Apocalypse is being directed by Bryan Singer, with Lawrence set to be joined by X-Men: Days of Future Past stars James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Evan Peters (Quicksilver) and Hugh Jackman (Wolverine). Meanwhile Chloe Moretz »

- Gary Collinson

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Everything Wrong With Angelina Jolie's Maleficent

20 November 2014 7:49 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Some people were shocked by yesterday's news of Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie ("Girl Interrupted") saying she will “absolutely” give up her acting career and focus on directing.  “I’ve never been comfortable as an actor; I’ve never loved being in front of the camera,” Jolie told Du Jour magazine. “I didn’t ever think I could direct, but I hope I’m able to have a career at it because I’m much happier.” Maleficent owes most of its success to Jolie's scene chewing performance, so it would be a shame if it was one of her last acting roles. Let's watch some of that amazing acting talent in the 13-minute long video below of Cinema Sins nitpicking Maleficent to death. “Maleficent” is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, »

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