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Top 15 Best Natural Disaster Movies

28 May 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

This weekend, Dwayne Johnson faces his most deadly big-screen foe yet. After fighting Vin Diesel in Fast Five and Jason Statham in Furious 7, this time The Rock is doing battle with an almost unfathomable earthquake threatening the entire state of California. And in honor of San Andreas, we’re counting down the Top 15 Best […]

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- Ethan Anderton

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Writer Says 'The Legend Of Conan' Will Be Like " 'Unforgiven' With A Sword-Wielding Barbarian"

27 May 2015 10:45 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Arnold Schwarzenegger is more than happy to do a cinematic nostalgia tour. This summer he reboots in "Terminator Genisys," "Twins" sequel "Triplets" is in development, and in case you forgot, there's "The Legend Of Conan." At one point, it was promised that the movie would shoot before the end of 2013, and while that didn't happen, there are big plans with hopes for a new trilogy (obviously). Of course, Arnie is quite a bit older than he was in 1982 when "Conan The Barbarian" dropped, but the plan is to ignore the subsequent films, and for "The Legend Of Conan" to be straight up sequel. And writer Chris Morgan ("Fast Five," "Furious 6," "Furious 7") has some grand aspirations. "Our tone is a logical extension of the character established in the ’82 film…but 30 years later," he told The Arnold Fans. "When we meet him again, Conan has been many things over the course of his life — a. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Cannes: Brazilian Film Commission Network Takes Market Bow

22 May 2015 5:48 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes – Brazil, which hosted shoots of “Fast Five” and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Part 1),” has bowed a Brazilian Film Commission Network, Brazil, a significant step forward in its drive to attract big international productions.

Steve Solot, former Mpa Svp Latin America, and now Rio Film Commission prexy, has been tapped as its exec director. In a first move, made at Cannes Film Market, Kevin Clark, exec director of the Assn, of Film Commissioners Intl. (Afci) and Solot announced a new basic framework agreement. Pact sees the new Network joining Afci, its logo and contact information being displayed on its web, and Network members accessing Afci University courses.

“The Afci Affiliate Membership provides for access by international producers to the entire Brazilian film commission network throughout the country,” he said.

“Brazil is too big and diversified to fit into a single box, geographically, culturally and politically, he added.

One immediate »

- John Hopewell

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"Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" - 'Wonder Woman' Strikes A Pose

22 May 2015 3:07 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek a new trailer, put together by an ambitious fan, supporting Warners upcoming "Wonder Woman" solo feature, based on the DC Comics superhero, starring Gal Gadot:

"I want to show that women are empowered and strong," said Gadot...

"...and don't have to be saved by some male hero...

"...but they can take care of themselves...

"...using their intelligence and their power..."

Gadot appeared as 'Gisele Yashar' in "Fast & Furious", the fourth film in "The Fast & the Furious" franchise...

...winning the role over six other actresses.

In 2010, she had a small role in the action-adventure "Knight and Day".

Also that year she appeared in the comedy feature "Date Night" as 'Natanya', the girlfriend of Mark Wahlberg's character.

2011 brought her back to "The Fast & the Furious" franchise, reprising her role as Gisele in "Fast Five". 

In 2013, Gadot played Gisele again in "Fast & Furious 6". 

December 2013, DC Entertainment announced Gadot »

- Michael Stevens

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Cinemax Lands Lee & Lin's "Warrior"

21 May 2015 8:48 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Cinemax has begun development of "Warrior," a visceral crime drama TV series inspired by the writings of martial arts legend Bruce Lee.

The story follows a gifted but morally corrupt fighter who is thrown into crisis after a lifelong quest for vengeance is undermined.

"Fast Five" director Justin Lin will executive produce and direct the potential pilot of the show which boasts a script by "Banshee" co-creator Jonathan Tropper.

Lee spent years working on the project before his sudden death in 1973, work that ws never published. His notes were found by his daughter and have become inspiration for the show which the daughter and Lin have been developing together since 2013.

Lin is next committed to helm the upcoming "Star Trek Beyond".

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Star Trek 3: Simon Pegg Says Studio Feared the Original Script Was “Too Star Trek-y”

20 May 2015 10:18 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Actor/writer Simon Pegg dropped some truth bombs yesterday about nerd culture, and while some were taken aback by his comments (which only served to reinforce his thinking), many (myself included) found them refreshingly honest. But just because Pegg is able to think critically about his passions doesn’t mean he’s forsaking them entirely. It’s quite the opposite, as he’s currently co-writing the screenplay for Star Trek 3, which is likely titled Star Trek Beyond. Paramount was always going to make some changes on this next Trek film given that J.J. Abrams was departing the director’s chair for a galaxy far, far away, and it’s taken them a bit to get the film to a place that they’re comfortable with. Roberto Orci, who co-wrote and co-produced the first two Trek movies, was initially in line to direct Star Trek 3 and was overseeing the writing of the script. »

- Adam Chitwood

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"Star Trek 3" To Be Less "Star Trek-y"

20 May 2015 5:18 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Those hoping "Star Trek Beyond," the upcoming third film in the rebooted "Star Trek" franchise, would get back to its roots should be prepared for some disappointment.

Rather than going the "Skyfall" route of re-introducing key elements of the franchise that the rebooted franchise had avoided so far, a new interview with the film's co-writer and actor Simon Pegg has revealed that the next film will move even further away from the "Star Trek" mold than the two previous J.J. Abrams films.

Speaking with Radio Times (via The Guardian), Pegg discussed how he and fellow scribe Doug Jung were brought onboard to work on the script after the departure of original co-scribe and potential director Roberto Orci:

"They had a script for Star Trek that wasn't really working for them. I think the studio was worried that it might have been a little too Star Trek-y."

Part of the problem is Marvel Studios. »

- Garth Franklin

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Dwayne Johnson Returning For Furious 8

18 May 2015 6:48 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Despite ending up a little worse for wear during this year’s Furious 7, Hobbs is ready to ride again for the recently greenlit Furious 8, actor Dwayne Johnson has confirmed.

During a Q&A for his upcoming summer tentpole San Andreas, Johnson, one of the most bankable actors working in Hollywood today, was asked whether or not he would be reprising his role in the next Fast & Furious entry, which will have to retool the franchise slightly now that stalwart Brian O’Conner (the late, lamented Paul Walker) has been given a touching send-off. Johnson replied, “Of course. It can’t go on without Hobbs.”

Well, there you have it. News of Johnson’s enthusiasm for Furious 8 surely comes as a relief to fans, given that Hobbs has secured a place as one of the franchise’s most popular characters since first appearing in Fast Five. Universal is »

- Isaac Feldberg

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The Rock Confirms "Furious 8" Return

17 May 2015 9:18 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Though much of the cast has signed on for multiple films, Dwayne 'The Rock Johnson's involvement in the "Fast and Furious" franchise has always been on a film-by-film basis. Coming into the series with "Fast Five," Johnson's been able to do three films now thanks to the production's schedule being able to adjust to him.

Of course, the actor is always busy and in demand which means it's not a certain thing that he'll be back for each new sequel. Today though, out doing promotional rounds for the disaster epic "San Andreas," the actor has confirmed that he'll be stepping back into the role of federal agent Luke Hobbs for the next entry.

Asked directly if Hobbs will appear in "Furious 8," Johnson responded to Collider: "Of course. It can’t go on without Hobbs." Johnson was also asked about the possibility of a spin-off film that would focus on his character. »

- Garth Franklin

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Trailer for HBO's True Detective Season 2, with Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn

15 May 2015 4:04 AM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

HBO just unveiled a new trailer for the second season of "True Detective," which stars Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachael McAdams and Taylor Kitsch. Check it out below. In the second season, three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder. Farrell plays Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him, while Vaughn is playing Frank Semyon, a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner. McAdams also stars as Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff's detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves, while Kitsch stars as Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle officer for the California Highway Patrol, running from »

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Malaysian Thriller Full Throttle Bags Furious 7 Dp Stephen Windon To Direct

2 May 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Stephen Windon, the Australian cinematographer best known for his work on the Fast & Furious franchise, has been announced as the director of Full Throttle, a Malaysian-based action thriller produced by DragonSlate Media.This will mark the directorial debut for Windon, who shot Fast Five, Furious 6 and the billion-dollar behemoth Furious 7, as well as a number of other high-profile blockbusters including G.I. Joe: Retaliation and HBO's epic mini-series The Pacific. He's also lined up to shoot the third Star Trek film for Paramount.Full Throttle follows a motorcycle racer who, after a career-ending crash during a race in Singapore, plies his skills as a courier in Kuala Lumpur.  After his girlfriend is abducted, he is forced to crisscross the city against the clock, avoiding capture...

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Mason to produce action thriller

30 April 2015 2:48 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

.Fast & Furious 7 cinematographer Stephen Windon will make his directorial debut on DragonSlate.s motorcycle action-thriller Full Throttle, produced by Andrew Mason and set to shoot in the first quarter of 2016. Mason, executive producer of The Matrix trilogy and producer on Russell Crowe.s The Water Diviner, will lead the Full Throttle production team.

DragonSlate Media CEO LeonTan will also serve as a producer, while Sukee Chew, Andrew Ooi, Harriet Spalding and Robert Lundberg will executive produce. Full Throttle follows a motorcycle racer who, after a career-ending crash during a race in Singapore, plies his skills as a courier in Kuala Lumpur. After his girlfriend is abducted, he is forced to crisscross the city against the clock, avoiding capture by relentless authorities while being blackmailed to perform escalating acts of crime by a twisted criminal mastermind. Windon is an Emmy-nominated cinematographer whose 35 years of working behind the movie camera include numerous international accolades and awards. »

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Vin Diesel Manhandles an Airplane in Fast & Furious Ride Behind-the-Scenes Video

28 April 2015 4:28 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Although it’s only been in theaters for four weeks, Furious 7 is now the fifth highest grossing movie of all time with a worldwide total of $1.32 billion and counting. Given the success of Fast & Furious 6 and Fast Five, Universal saw the writing on the wall and put the wheels in motion to bring the experience of these massively popular films to the people in the form of a ride at Universal Studios Hollywood. The result, Fast & Furious—Supercharged, is a 3D high-speed chase adventure in which Vin Diesel manhandles an airplane like it’s nothing while Michelle Rodriguez uses her mind powers to hold him steady. Or something like that. Universal Studios today released a new behind-the-scenes video for Fast & Furious—Supercharged that details the making of the ride, but more importantly, they unveiled a glorious piece of key art that brings to life the scenario detailed above. »

- Adam Chitwood

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'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Opens to $201 Million Overseas

26 April 2015 1:04 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent news »

For the fourth weekend in a row, Furious 7 took first place at the domestic box office. Also, thanks to its record-setting performance in China, Furious 7 is now just the third movie ever to earn over $1 billion overseas.Meanwhile, Avengers: Age of Ultron debuted in 44 international markets and earned a stunning $201.2 million. In nearly all of those markets, it opened above The Avengers and Iron Man 3.For more coverage on Avengers and Furious 7, see the Around-the-World Roundup below.In the U.S., Furious 7 eased 37 percent to an estimated $18.3 million. The last movie to hold on to the top spot for four weekends in a row was The Hunger Games, which did so back in March/April of 2012.So far, Furious 7 has earned $320.5 million at the domestic box office. If it can hold decently against Avengers next weekend, it has a strong shot at reaching $350 million. »

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Don't Worry, There Will Be a Furious 8 in 2017

23 April 2015 3:32 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It looks like the Fast and Furious cast won't leave without saying goodbye, after all: Vin Diesel confirmed onstage at CinemaCon Thursday that, thanks to Furious 7 making a busload of money (that bus being perched precariously over a cliff), the long-promised Furious 8 is indeed happening. It even has a release date: April 14, 2017. That continues the every-two-years trend the series has followed since Fast Five — Dom Toretto lives his life a quarter-decade at a time. »

- Nate Jones

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Motion posters released for True Detective Season 2

22 April 2015 11:16 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The eagerly-awaited return of HBO’s acclaimed series True Detective is on the horizon with less than two months left until the second season, and HBO has today released three new motion posters with the show’s tagline “We Get the World We Deserve.”

We get the world we deserve. #TrueDetective

True Detective (@TrueDetective) April 22, 2015

We get the world we deserve. #TrueDetective

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We get the world we deserve. #TrueDetective

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Created by Nic Pizzolatto, True Detective season two will see Colin Farrell (Seven Psychopaths) play Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him; Rachel McAdams (A Most Wanted Man) plays Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective whose uncompromising »

- Scott J. Davis

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Strong Debut on Disc Chart for ‘Batman Vs. Robin’

22 April 2015 6:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner’s direct-to-video “Batman Vs. Robin” was the best-selling newcomer the week ending April 19, bowing at No. 1 on Nielsen VideoScan’s Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

But in overall disc sales, the animated “DC Universe Original Movie” was trumped by another Warner title, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” which regained the top spot on Nielsen’s First Alert chart after spending two weeks at No. 2.

“Interstellar,” the Paramount sci-fi epic that occupied the No. 1 spot for the last two weeks, slipped to No. 3 on First Alert.

Rounding out the top five on the overall disc sales chart: Walt Disney’s “Big Hero 6,” repeating at No. 4, and 20th Century Fox’s “The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death,” a horror sequel that bowed at No. 5.

The original “The Woman in Black” came out in 2012 and driven by favorable reviews as well as Daniel “Harry Potter” Radcliffe in »

- Thomas K. Arnold

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Star Trek 3 May Be Titled Star Trek Beyond

22 April 2015 8:32 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After a protracted development period, Star Trek 3 is finally moving full steam ahead, with Fast Five helmer Justin Lin behind the camera and series star Simon Pegg penning the script alongside Doug Jung, and today brings a possible title for the anticipated threequel.

According to (via /Film), it’s likely that the film, which will see the crew of the starship Enterprise into the deeper reaches of space on a five-year mission of exploration and discovery, is titled Star Trek Beyond. The site purportedly “has it on good authority” that the title is legitimate and has learned that Star Trek Beyond has been registered with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), a typical step that a studio takes once a title has been locked in.

It is worth noting that Bad Robot has quite a history of misleading audiences with regard to the content of its films (anyone remember this? »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Pegg: "Star Trek 3" Gets An Original Villain

21 April 2015 10:22 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Simon Pegg is currently had at work with Doug Jung on the screenplay for the third "Star Trek" film which is slated to begin production in June.

As previously reported, Idris Elba is in talks to play the villain of the film and Pegg tells MTV that the plan is to avoid the 'Into Darkness' Khan problem and have Elba to play an original character this time out:

"It will be [an original character], yes. This is the five-year mission now, we're out there. We don't always have to keep bumping into the same people… So we're gonna try and reflect that in the movie."

Pegg goes on to say that the role is a "kick ass" one. He also says the hope is the new film will bring back the spirit of the show - something not really seen in the two rebooted movies outside of moments in the first film:

"We »

- Garth Franklin

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Furious 7 Box Office Crosses $1 Billion Worldwide in Record Time

17 April 2015 2:40 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

It’s still baffling to me that a film franchise that began in 2001 with a fairly forgettable movie about cars is now seven films deep and stronger than ever. Not only that, but its latest installment—Furious 7—is one of the highest grossing films of all time. And it’s only been in theaters for 17 days. Universal Pictures announced today that with Friday’s grosses included, director James Wan’s Los Angeles-centric sequel will cross the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office. It is now the fastest film to ever achieve that benchmark, as well as Universal’s first movie to ever reach $1 billion in initial release. Those are some crazy statistics. I thought it was a mostly Ok movie; it’s better than the forgettable Fast & Furious 6 but not as fun as Fast Five, though given the circumstances it's a miracle it works this well, and »

- Adam Chitwood

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