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First Official Trailer For Oliver Stone’s Snowden

27 April 2016 9:28 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The story of Edward Snowden, the polarising figure who exposed the Nsa’s illegal surveillance activities and became the most wanted man in the world, seems the perfect fit for Oliver Stone. Well, the Oliver Stone who brought us Platoon and JFK, not the one who directed Savages. The first trailer does suggest the return of the angry, authority baiting Stone of old, portraying Joseph Gordon Levitt’s Snowden as a patriotic American caught up in something much, much bigger than he is. The cast, including Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Zachary Quinto, and Timothy Olyphant seem to be on top form, even if Jgl’s accent seems a bit off. Check it out below. Released: September 16th  »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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James Cameron says there will be four Avatar sequels

14 April 2016 2:24 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

James Cameron made a surprise appearance at CinemaCon today during the 20th Century Fox presentation, with the filmmaker announcing that we’ll be getting Four sequels to his 2009 box office behemoth Avatar. The filmmaker revealed that the plan is for each sequel to work as an individual story, but forming “a complete saga” together.

Prior to the release of the first movie, Cameron had suggested that he had plans for a further two sequels, before upping that to three in 2012. Avatar 2 was initially announced for release in December 2014 but has been pushed back several times, most recently to avoid Star Wars: Episode VIII. The current plan is for Avatar 2 to arrive in 2018, followed by Avatar 3 in 2020, Avatar 4 is 2022 and Avatar 5 in 2023.

See Also: James Cameron says Avatar sequels have to prove the original wasn’t “some big fluke”

Cameron has been chipping away at the scripts »

- Gary Collinson

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24 Ridiculously Sexy Taylor Kitsch Pictures That Might Make You Blush

8 April 2016 5:30 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Sure, there are plenty of reasons why Tim Riggins has your heart, but actor Taylor Kitsch is just as sexy off screen, too. The Canadian star first won over fans as tough, hunky football hero Riggins on Friday Night Lights, and over the past few years, he's been on the big screen thanks to movies like John Carter, Battleship, and Savages. To celebrate the Taylor Kitsch's 35th birthday, take a look back at some of his sexiest snaps from over the years. Brace yourself - there are some really, really good ones. »

- Laura Marie Meyers

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Salma Hayek Spends 'Lively' Night Out With Blake Lively and Family

5 April 2016 9:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Girls' night out! A-listers Salma Hayek and Blake Lively recently hung out, and Hayek gave us all envy when she posted a pic of their outing on Instagram on Tuesday. "Having a lively time eating chocolate marshmallow pizza with the Lively girls #girlsnightout @blakelively @robynlively #chocolate #pizza #marshmallow," she captioned the group photo, rewriting the note in Spanish. In the pic, a makeup free Hayek, and the Lively ladies pose with two other friends as they all eat chocolate marshmallows. Blake and Hayek's friendship blossomed over the course of filming their 2012 film Savages in which the women star opposite each other. »

- Naja Rayne, @najarayne

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Salma Hayek Spends 'Lively' Night Out With Blake Lively and Family

5 April 2016 9:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Girls' night out! A-listers Salma Hayek and Blake Lively recently hung out, and Hayek gave us all envy when she posted a pic of their outing on Instagram on Tuesday. "Having a lively time eating chocolate marshmallow pizza with the Lively girls #girlsnightout @blakelively @robynlively #chocolate #pizza #marshmallow," she captioned the group photo, rewriting the note in Spanish. In the pic, a makeup free Hayek, and the Lively ladies pose with two other friends as they all eat chocolate marshmallows. Blake and Hayek's friendship blossomed over the course of filming their 2012 film Savages in which the women star opposite each other. »

- Naja Rayne, @najarayne

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Exclusive Blu-ray Interview: Talking 'The Hateful Eight' with Demián Bichir

31 March 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Demián Bichir may not be a household name, but he's an actor that's definitely started to make his impact on Hollywood. Starting out in telenovelas in Mexico in the 1980s, the actor slowly transitioned into Hollywood with films like 2001's In The Time Of The Butterflies and 2008's Che, where he played Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

More recently he's starred in such films as SavagesThe Heat, and, perhaps most notably, Machete Kills, a film that eventually led to his being cast in Quentin Tarantino's Hateful Eight, as is discussed in the discussion below.

In a phone interview, Kellvin talks in-depth about the acting process with Tarantino, as well as Bichir's upcoming role in Alien: Covenant.

If you'd like to hear an audio version of the interview, you can listen to the one of our recent podcast episodes below! The interview begins around 01:39:11 into the episode.

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- Kellvin Chavez

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Taylor Kitsch to Star in, Direct Crime Drama ‘Pieces’

22 March 2016 6:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Taylor Kitsch will produce, direct, write and star in the indie crime drama “Pieces,” based on his short film of the same name.

Besides Kitsch, producers are Peter Berg through his Film44 company; Randall Emmett and George Furla of Emmett Furla Oasis Films; Tim Sullivan and Tony Callie.

Kitsch premiered the short film at the 2014 Palm Springs International ShortFest. He played a man facing a massive gambling debt, forcing his best friend (played by Josh Pence) to navigate through the underworld in order to save him. The feature will follow three best friends in Detroit whose lives are forever changed when they intercept a drug run.

Berg directed the movie “Friday Night Lights” and then developed the NBC series of the same name, on which Kitsch starred as Tim Riggins for the five-season run. Berg and Kitsch also collaborated on the movies “Battleship” and “Lone Survivor,” on which Emmett was a producer. »

- Dave McNary

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Mann Still Planning Gangster Feature

19 March 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The other day came word that filmmaker Michael Mann had started a new venture, Michael Mann Books, which would manage literary works which would then be sold on to publishers, and could also be adapted into potential films and TV series which Mann would likely produce and maybe even direct.

The first is a prequel novel to "Heat" which Mann himself is already working on, but there's no word at all (despite some breathless news pieces earlier this week) that an adaptation of it is in development. Today, Deadline has news of the second book from the label, one which has much more of a chance of hitting the screen.

"The Power of the Dog" author Don Winslow is penning the novel which is about Chicago crime boss Tony Accardo and his successor Sam Giancana - a crime story Mann has been keen to do for years. Accardo was part of the infamous St. »

- Garth Franklin

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Michael Mann and Don Winslow team up for New Book and Film

18 March 2016 12:59 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Michael Mann must be an extremely busy guy these days. Not only did he just announce his new company, Michael Mann Books, but has also disclosed what the first book will be. Pairing up with writer Don Winslow, their first novel/film venture will be based on the relationship between the two real life crime-bosses, Tony Accardo and Sam Giancana. Accardo was head of the “Chicago Outfit” in the 1940’s, with Giancana becoming his replacement as Accardo moved on to run the entire underworld organization (allegedly).

Michael Mann - Don Winslow

Don Winslow, while not an relatively well-known name, has been busy writing crime novels and screenplays for years. Oliver Stone’s 2012’s Savages being a recent highlight in a long career of well known films he participated in. Michael Mann had a string of hits in the 90s and early 2000s and is considered to be a very talented director. »

- Jonathan Ricco

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Michael Mann Once Again Eyes Directing Movie About Crime Kingpins Tony Accardo & Sam Giancana

18 March 2016 10:16 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

You can either wait for projects to come your way or start creating those opportunities for yourself. And Michael Mann is doing the latter in a big way. Earlier this week, it was reported that the director was launching a publishing imprint, Michael Mann Books, to develop novels that will also be the basis for television and movie projects. A prequel to "Heat" has already been announced as part of the slate, but coming first is another crime tale. Read More: 77-Minute Career-Spanning Talk With Michael Mann Deadline reports that Don Winslow ("Savages") has been tapped to write a book about Chicago crime kingpin Tony Accardo and his successor Sam Giancana, which will be turned into a film produced by Mann, who may also direct. It's pretty familiar ground for both Winslow and Mann, who cut their teeth on crime stories, and this one is boosted by the fact that »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Sandra Echeverría's Best Beauty Tips and Career Advice for Women to be Happy

16 March 2016 6:05 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

All things indicate that 2016 will be a great year for Sandra Echeverría. The Mexican actress seems to have it all. She is happily married to Leonardo de Lozanne, and they have a gorgeous son Andres, and is starring in Busco Novio Para Mi Mujer.  You might also recognize the 31-year-old star from her role in Savages, where she played Salma Hayek's daughter.  Echeverría, who helped launch Neutrogena's first-ever global campaign #VerasQueEsPosible (#YoullSeeThatItsPossible), sat with us at the #WeAllGrow Summit to with discuss her favorite beauty tips and advice for other women.  On Skin Care:"I always use a gentle »

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Demian Bichir joins Alien: Covenant cast

23 February 2016 1:40 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Alien: Covenant, the Ridley Scott-directed sequel to 2012’s Prometheus, has just added Oscar-nominated actor Demian Bichir to its cast, according to Deadline. Bichir is set to join a group of actors that includes Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender, who is reprising his role as David, and the recently announced Danny McBride

As of now, no details about Bichir’s character have been released.

In their article, Deadline also lists Noomi Rapace, star of Prometheus, as part of the sequel’s cast, despite Scott himself claiming last month that she will not appear in the film. Reports on this matter have conflicted in the past, but as the film’s release date inches closer, Fox will surely put out an official statement on whether or not the actress is involved, to clear things up.

The film will supposedly begin filming in Australia in the near future.

Over the course of his multi-decade-long career, »

- Justin Cook

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Alien: Covenant Adds Demián Bichir

22 February 2016 9:39 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Just as intriguing as the Xenomorphs in some of the previous Alien films are the people that encounter them. The group in Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien: Covenant still has plenty of open slots, but some seats on what could be a wild ride have been taken, with Demián Bichir the latest person to climb aboard the project.

Variety (via Deadline) reports that Bichir has been set to join the cast of Alien: Covenant in an unknown role. A follow-up film to the Alien prequel, Prometheus, Alien: Covenant will feature Michael Fassbender reprising his role as the android David and will also star Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs). Danny McBride (Pineapple Express, Eastbound & Down) is also in talks for a co-starring role.

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in 2011’s A Better Life, Bichir recently co-starred as Bob in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight and »

- Derek Anderson

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Demian Bichir Joins Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien: Covenant’

22 February 2016 4:49 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Hateful Eight” star Demian Bichir is coming onboard Fox’s “Alien: Covenant,” Ridley Scott’s sequel to “Prometheus.”

He joins Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston and Danny McBride. Bichir received an Oscar nomination for best actor for 2011’s “A Better Life.”

Principal photography for “Alien: Covenant” will be shot in Australia’s New South Wales. The film will hit theaters on Oct. 6, 2017.

Plot details have not been disclosed for “Alien: Covenant.”

Prometheus” was set about 30 years prior to the events in Scott’s 1979 movie “Alien.” The movie, which generated more than $400 million worldwide, was centered on scientists aboard the spaceship Prometheus discovering remains of an advanced civilization that was developing weapons that could wipe out the human race.

The original “Alien,” starring Sigourney Weaver, was followed by three sequels released in 1986, 1992 and 1997.

Bichir’s recent credits include “Death in Buenos Aires,” “Machete Kills,” “Savages” and “The Heat.” He is repped by CAA. »

- Dave McNary

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s ‘Snowden’ Release Date Pushed Back

19 February 2016 12:28 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Open Road Films has decided to position Oliver Stone’s “Snowden” as an awards contender, moving the biopic back from May 13 to Sept. 16.

Snowden” stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Nsa whistleblower Edward Snowden. Shailene Woodley plays his girlfriend, Lindsay Mills. Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson and Timothy Olyphant round out the cast.

The film had originally been set to open on Christmas last year, but Open Road decided last October to move it back to May.

Stone directed Snowden from a script he wrote with Kieran Fitzgerald based on Luke Harding’s book “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man” and “Time of the Octopus,” written by Snowden’s Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena.

Snowden was charged in 2013 by the U.S. Department of Justice with two counts of violating the Espionage Act and theft of government property, and his passport was revoked a week later by the U. »

- Dave McNary

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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’: Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern Join Cast

15 February 2016 6:41 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro have joined the cast of “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” Disney confirmed on Monday.

The studio also announced that newcomer Kelly Marie Tran will have an unspecified role in the latest installment of the space opera.

Dern scored Oscar nominations for her work in “Rambling Rose” and “Wild,” and effectively ducked velociraptors and T-rexes in “Jurassic Park.” Upcoming projects include Jennifer Fox’s “The Tale” and Kelly Reichardt’s “Certain Women.”

Del Toro scored an Oscar playing a morally conflicted cop in “Traffic,” earned another nomination for “21 Grams,” and headlined the likes of “Sicario” and “Savages.” He next reprises his role as the Collector in “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.” An earlier Variety report said that Del Toro will play the villain role in the new “Star Wars.”

Principal photography on “Star Wars: Episode VIII” begins Monday at Pinewood Studios in London. The film hits »

- Brent Lang

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Star Wars: Episode VIII - what we know, what might happen

12 January 2016 8:24 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Episode VIII is due out in time for the Star Wars 40th anniversary. Here's what we know so far, plus a bit of speculation about its events.

Nb: The following contains potential spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and speculation about Episode VIII. 

"In the middle act of a movie or a book or anything else,  not much happens. It sort of evolves the story, makes the plot more complicated." - George Lucas on The Empire Strikes Back

Disney may have had a lot riding on Star Wars: The Force Awakens - essentially, the future of an entire franchise - but next year's Episode VIII brings potentially nail-biting risks of its own. It will, after all, have to follow on from the success of The Force Awakens - currently the third biggest film of all time in terms of ticket sales - and will also draw »

- ryanlambie

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'Fantastic Voyage' Remake Targets Director Guillermo Del Toro

7 January 2016 11:04 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

20th Century Fox's long-gestating Fantastic Voyage remake has been given new life, with Guillermo del Toro entering talks to develop and direct. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the director will work with writers David S. Goyer and Justin Rhodes on the screenplay. The project is being eyed as a massive tentpole project for the studio, but an official release date has not yet been given.

James Cameron has been developing the project for several years now, and he will continue to produce with his Lightstorm Entertainment partners Jon Landau and Rae Sanchini, with David S. Goyer set to executive produce. We reported in May 2014 that David S. Goyer was writing a new treatment for the project, and now he is set to co-write the script with Justin Rhodes (Contract Killers).

The original Fantastic Voyage hit theaters in 1966, centering on a team of scientists who are shrunk to atomic size and »

- MovieWeb

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