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Your Ultimate Guide to New Year’s Eve Weekend TV Marathons

30 December 2016 9:48 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If you’re looking for the perfect excuse to stay in this New Year’s Eve, or are looking for a way to get through your New Year’s Day hangover— we have you covered.

We’ve rounded up all the movie and TV show marathons to indulge in this holiday weekend.

As is tradition, The Twilight Zone marathon will be serving up frights continuously from Dec. 31-Jan. 2. Whether you want to catch your favorite installments in the Harry Potter series, entire seasons of Game of Thrones or episodes of Law & Order, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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Monster Men Unite: Universal’s Monster Reboot Has Its Team of Writers

17 December 2016 10:21 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The latest cinematic shared universe, which will consist of the classic monsters of film from Universal Studios movie library, is moving ahead. They’ve gathered a team of writers—some veteran, some fairly new—to act as the Think Tank who will oversee the rebooted Cinematic Monster Universe.

Writers Assemble! Chris Morgan (The Fast & the Furious, Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7), Alex Kurtzman (The Legend of Zorro, Mission Impossible 3, Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Star Trek, Cowboys & Aliens, Amazing Spider-Man) Noah Hawley (Producer/Writer of the television series’ Bones and Fargo), Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners) and Ed Solomon (Charlie’s Angels, Men in Black and Now You See Me) have joined their creative forces to act as a writer’s collective for Universal Studios' cinematic monster universe.

This group, who will be known as the "Monster Men" will cooperate in each other's movies. They will offer suggestions »

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Watch the 'Fate of the Furious' Trailer

12 December 2016 1:43 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Yet again, the creative minds at Universal Pictures demonstrate how many ways they can spin the name 'Fast and Furious' for another entry in the high-octane, action franchise. This, the eight instalment, is 'Fate of the Furious' - possibly the most entertaining title yet, inadvertently or otherwise. What used to be a series about street racing, with a touch of cops n' robbers thrown in, is now Hollywood's biggest, most explosive and most bankable straight-action franchise. The Furious series has run the gamut from popcorn action to pastiche, and is now all-the-more beloved for it. Ever since 2011's Fast Five, the heads behind the series have hit on a formula that genuinely works, and stuck to it - a formula that has resulted in a series that is now essentially Mission Impossible-on wheels. If that wasn't clear before, check out this first trailer for Fate of the Furious: Cast regulars Vin Diesel, »

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The Fate of the Furious Poster Unveiled, Trailer Coming Tonight

11 December 2016 12:34 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Fast & Furious franchise is set to continue with its eighth installment next year; The Fate of the Furious. Universal Pictures unveiled the official title for what everyone previously was calling Fast 8, as well as a little tease for the trailer, which is debuting tonight. Now the studio has released a brand new poster for the movie.

The new poster was posted to the official Fast & Furious Twitter account today and it teases trouble on the horizon for Vin Diesel and his Fast family. The Fate of the Furious poster boasts the slogan "family no more," and any fan of this franchise knows that family is a huge element, so that implies there could be something of a civil war with the Fast & Furious crew this time around. Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson are featured on the poster not looking overly fond of one another, so that could mean we'll »

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The family is divided on new poster for Fast & Furious 8 ahead of tonight’s trailer debut

11 December 2016 10:19 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Josh Wilding

There was a time when the Fast and Furious franchise was considered something of a joke. Despite having their fair share of fans, the movies had seemingly developed a reputation for being bad, but ever since Fast Five shook things up, it’s become one of the most popular series of films out there. After the seventh instalment grossed over $1 billion, the sky really is the limit for the next chapter, a movie we now know is titled The Fate of the Furious.

Well, that’s the Us title anyway. For now, it appears as if the UK will be sticking with Fast & Furious 8. Regardless, the first trailer for the movie is set to be released later tonight, but for now, we have a teaser poster which hints at a big divide between Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto and Dwayne Johnson’s Hobbs. The decision to focus »

- Josh Wilding

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First 'Fast 8' Teaser Trailer Reveals a New Title: 'The Fate of the Furious'

9 December 2016 2:40 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

There are no huge movie franchises quite like the Fast and the Furious. We're not talking about the fact that it's not based on a comic book or a TV show. We're not even talking about its remarkable diversity, both in front of and behind the camera. We're talking strictly about its sequel titles, which, like its characters, obey no laws. Some have numbers in them, some don't. One of them has a subtitle. One of the sequels is just the original title with less words. There's nothing conventional about them and it's just another reason we love this franchise. The Fast and the Furious (2001) 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) Fast & Furious (2009) Fast Five (2011) Fast & Furious 6 (2013) Furious 7...

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Dwayne Johnson Is Finally Getting the Recognition He Deserves, and Here's Why It's Long Overdue

16 November 2016 9:30 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Image Source: Getty / Aaron Davidson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was a big part of my childhood. I've watched him wrestle on WWE since I was 8 years old; while my father and I were never close, sitting on the couch and watching Raw and Smackdown was one of the things we did together, and I looked forward to it every week. Dwayne was recently crowned People's Sexiest Man Alive, and while it makes me so proud to see how far he's come in his career, the coveted honor means so much more given all the trials and tribulations he's overcome in his life. Not only does his win bring back a special pastime between my dad and I, but the half-Samoan and half-black actor is the first person of color to earn the title in 20 years (Denzel Washington was named in 1996) - and while that's a huge feat in itself, the »

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Justin Lin To Helm Knight Rider Series For Machinima

25 October 2016 10:07 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

On paper, this seems like a match made in heaven. The director of arguably the best installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise (Fast Five)  spearheadind development on a revitalized retelling of an '80s classic. What's not to love? It definitely can't be any worse than the most recent, 2008 attempt to reboot the beloved talking car action show.  There's no casting news to speak of at the moment but expect an announcement fairly soon, possibily before the end of 2016. Check out the official press release below.  The digital series is expected to be released some time in 2017. Yomyomf, Justin Lin, MacHinima Andnbcuniversal Partner To Produce Digital Series Reboot Of The Beloved 80’S NBC Television Series Knight Rider Los Angeles, CA –October Xx, 2016 – Machinima, the first global Many2Many programming service focusing on fandom and gamer culture, announced today that it has partnered with Yomyomf, Justin Lin and NBCUniversal »

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Newswire: Vin Diesel is convinced that Fast 8 is the one to finally win an Oscar

20 October 2016 12:56 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Part of what gives lovable lunkhead Vin Diesel his charm is his eternal optimism. Whether he’s pounding Coronas with the family or engaging in a good-natured pro-wrestling beef with his co-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Diesel seems like the kind of guy who’s happy just to be invited. He’s also the Fast & Furious series’ biggest fan, perennially expressing his disbelief that the series isn’t sweeping the Academy Awards like a little kid whose favorite movie is always the last movie he saw, especially if he got to eat pizza afterwards.

In fact, Diesel has been expressing a “Cubs fan” level of optimism about the series’ Oscar chances since Fast Five, which he said in 2011 had a shot at winning Best Picture. His faith endured through last year’s Furious 7, which Diesel said would “probably win best picture at the Oscars, unless the Oscars ...

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Double Threat Zuher Khan - On the Fast Track to Filmmaking and Acting Success

20 October 2016 6:56 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

  New York native Zuher Khan isn’t wasting any time.  Growing up with aspirations to both act and produce on/for big screen and TV, he decided, at age 19, to produce the film "3 Holes And A Smoking Gun,” from a script by veteran writer Scott Fivelson (“Route 666”). For the next 3 years Khan did just that - raised the money, cast the film, oversaw production and post-production.   For cast, he successfully locked in Golden Globe Winner Joaquim de Almeida who starred opposite Sandra Bullock in Warner Bros. "Our Brand Is Crisis", "Desperado" with Antonio Banderas, and "Fast Five" with The Rock and Vin Diesel. He also cast in the other lead roles, the great character actors Rudolf Martin who starred in film "Sword...

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Vin Diesel calls Fast 8 "dark & different" and discusses its Oscar chances

19 October 2016 6:05 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Most long-running franchises have had to change things up at some point during their run, for better or for worse, and the Fast & Furious franchise is no exception. Knowing that it needed to evolve or die, the franchise switched gears with Fast Five and put an increased emphasis on its ensemble cast, or "family" as Dominic Toretto likes to put it. While undoubtedly still... Read More »

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Justin Lin Fills Up The Tank For ‘Hot Wheels’

29 September 2016 10:33 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If you have a franchise that needs a boost, give Justin Lin a ring. He’s responsible for giving fresh life to the “Fast & Furious,” directing four installments including the breakout “Fast Five,” and the follow-up “Furious 6” as well. This summer, he got the “Star Trek” series back on track with “Star Trek Beyond,” which removed the grim sheen of “Star Trek Into Darkness” and pumped a whole lot more fun back into the property.

Continue reading Justin Lin Fills Up The Tank For ‘Hot Wheels’ at The Playlist. »

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Hot Wheels Movie Gets Fast and Furious Director Justin Lin

28 September 2016 4:59 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Mattel is hoping they can enjoy the same success Hasbro has by bringing their toys to the big screen. Just like Hasbro did with Transformers, Fast & Furious director Justin Lin is developing a Hot Wheels movie with his production company Perfect Storm Entertainment. The project is reportedly in the very early stages, but Lin is attached to direct the movie for Legendary Pictures.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, also revealing that Justin Lin and his company Perfect Storm will have the option to co-finance the movie. The director and his partner Troy Craig Poon, along with Legendary, are reportedly searching for a writer to board the project and bring Hot Wheels to life. The report also notes that this project will not be Justin Lin's next directorial effort, as it is still very early in the development process. He is also attached to Space Jam 2, so perhaps »

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Gal Gadot Brings The Heat In Two New Low-Res Images From Wonder Woman

25 September 2016 7:37 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

With the critically maligned Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice & Suicide Squad out of the way, Warner Bros. can now shift their attention to the next major step in building their DC Films Universe, the Patty Jenkins-directed Wonder Woman., which is surely hoping to buck the negative trend of its predecessors. The film stars Gal Gadot (Fast Five) as the titular heroine and Chris Pine (Star Trek Beyond) as her beloved Steve Trevor. The original source on these images is undetermined at this point, but the first appears to be from a magazine while the second is either an unused shot from the Comic-Con trailer or a work-in-process shot from an upcoming trailer. Check them both out below: Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their »

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Gal Gadot Brings The Heat In Two New Low-Res Images From Wonder Woman

25 September 2016 7:37 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

With the critically maligned Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice & Suicide Squad out of the way, Warner Bros. can now shift their attention to the next major step in building their DC Films Universe, the Patty Jenkins-directed Wonder Woman., which is surely hoping to buck the negative trend of its predecessors. The film stars Gal Gadot (Fast Five) as the titular heroine and Chris Pine (Star Trek Beyond) as her beloved Steve Trevor. The original source on these images is undetermined at this point, but the first appears to be from a magazine while the second is either an unused shot from the Comic-Con trailer or a work-in-process shot from an upcoming trailer. Check them both out below: Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their »

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‘Jumanji’ First Pic: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan Gear Up

20 September 2016 10:10 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In 1995, TriStar Pictures released Joe Johnston’s family adventure film “Jumanji,” starring Robin Williams and Bonnie Hunt, about a board game that comes to life and wreaks havoc until the players have completed it. The film was a box office success and has had a lasting impact on a generation of kids.

Read More: Dwayne Johnson Says New ‘Jumanji’ Is Not a Reboot

Now, a new “Jumanji” film, a continuation of the 1995 film, is currently in the works, and it stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (“Fast Five”), Kevin Hart (“Central Intelligence”), Jack Black (“School of Rock”), Karen Gillan (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), and Nick Jonas (“Goat”). Check out a image from Kevin Hart’s Instragram below from the first day of the “Jumanji” shoot, featuring Hart, Johnson, Black, and Gillan in costume. The caption reads, “We had a amazing first day. The chemistry & energy of our cast & crew was beyond amazing! »

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The Rundown 2: Jonah Hill Wanted Opposite Dwayne Johnson For Long-Gestating Sequel

14 September 2016 8:32 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Cast a fleeting glance over Dwayne Johnson’s IMDb page at any given time and you’ll no doubt lay eyes on a slate crammed full of tentpole blockbusters – whether it’s upcoming creature feature Rampage or something more family-oriented in the vein of Sony’s Jumanji sequel.

In tracing back through the wrestler-turned-actor’s career – one that shot into the stratosphere following Fast Five – you’ll also stumble upon a handful of low-key action movies including Walking Tall and Peter Berg’s The Rundown. For years, Berg has been trying to engineer some form of follow-up to the latter, and it appears the Deepwater Horizon helmer has zeroed in on his candidate of choice for The Rundown 2: Jonah Hill.

Back in 2003, the original cult actioner featured The Rock as a musclebound bounty hunter assigned with a gig that involved locating his boss’ wayward son (Seann William Scott). Also »

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Dwayne Johnson’s busy schedule holding up G.I. Joe 3

10 September 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Perhaps being the world’s biggest and busiest movie star does come with a few problems after all, as a new report from Lrm confirms that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson may be the reason why Paramount has yet to take major moves forward with the third G.I. Joe installment.

Three years ago, Johnson joined the live-action G.I. Joe movie franchise, which stumbled right out of the gate with 2009’s poorly received G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, with G.I. Joe: Retaliation, a sequel that performed much better at the box office and with critics than the first offering. In fact, the film is one of many in The Rock’s catalog, along with Fast Five and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, that helped him earn the nickname of “franchise Viagra.”

Ever since, G.I. Joe 3 has been in development, with D.J. Caruso (Disturbia) filling in for Retaliation director »

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Jason Statham Wants No Part of Fast 8 Feud Between the Rock and Vin Diesel

24 August 2016 8:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this month, production came to an end on Fast and Furious 8, which came with quite a bit of controversy. Shortly before production wrapped, franchise star Dwayne Johnson called out some of his male co-stars, calling them "candy asses" while chastising their unprofessional behavior. The actor didn't identify exactly who he was referring to in the Instagram post, but it was since revealed that the subject of The Rock's ire was in fact franchise star Vin Diesel. While we'll have to wait until next year to see if all this on-set drama affected the product on screen, one of their co-stars is staying out of the whole mess.

After making his surprising debut at the end of Fast & Furious 6 as Deckard Shaw, Jason Statham returned as the main villain in last year's Furious 7, and he came back to reprise his role in Fast 8 as well. Very little »

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Newswire: It’s Rumor Time: That whole Fast 8 feud might really be about WrestleMania

24 August 2016 6:24 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Earlier this month, Dwayne Johnson broke all of our hearts when he suggested that one of his Fast 8 co-stars was a “candy ass.” As the days went on, it became clear that Vin Diesel—Mr. Furious himself—was the candy ass, but Johnson eventually backed down and declared that he and his co-stars actually get along great and are all a family. That seemed like the end of it, but then Diesel said that Johnson’s role in Fast Five was originally written for the decidedly un-Rock-like Tommy Lee Jones, which seemed like it could’ve been a burn, but we’re not sure.

Now, though, another wrinkle has popped up in this ongoing-ish feud. According to Life & Style, an unnamed “insider” says the whole thing is “a huge prank” that’s “all for publicity.” Supposedly, Johnson told Diesel to “amp up the drama between them” so they ...

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