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Trailer for New Time Travel Show Timeless

16 May 2016 1:44 PM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

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NBC has ordered Eric Kripke's (Supernatural) and Shawn Ryan’s (The Shield) new time-travel series Timeless to series for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. The show concerns a race against time to us time to stop (??) the Hindenburg disaster of 1937.

Timeless stars Abigail Spencer (Oz the Great and Powerful), Matt Frewer (Orphan Black), Goran Visnjic (Extant), Matt Lanter (Ultimate Spider-Man), Paterson Joseph (Jekyll) and Malcolm Barrett (The Hurt Locker).

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From Eric Kripke, Shawn Ryan and the producers of “Th [Continued ...] »

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Kunis, Cranson, Garner Hit The "Jackpot"

5 May 2016 8:01 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Mila Kunis ("Oz the Great and Powerful") and Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") are attached to star while Jennifer Garner is in talks to join "Annie" director Will Gluck's new film "Jackpot" at Im Global, Olive Bridge and Marty Katz.

A remake of Magnus Martens' 2011 Norwegian action comedy based on a Jo Nesbo work, the story follows a man who wakes up in a strip bar clutching a shotgun surrounded by dead men and the police guns aimed at him.

Dave Calahan ("The Expendables") is scripting the project which is said to already have distributors circling. Production is slated to begin this Summer.

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Star Wars 8 Director Shares New Set Photos, Shoot Halfway Done

28 April 2016 5:58 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Before the debut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters, it was revealed that Disney plans on releasing a new Star Wars movie every year, indefinitely. Fans will get to see the first spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on December 16 of this year, with Star Wars: Episode VIII following on December 15, 2017. Production started on Star Wars: Episode VIII in February, and today marks a very special day in the filming process, with director Rian Johnson revealing two new photos from the set, along with news that production is halfway complete.

The photos don't reveal too much, with an unspecified crew member using a microfiber sham to clean off the cockpit of what appears to be an X-Wing ship in one image, while cleaning off a control panel in another. We don't get a great look at the actor who is in the cockpit of the X-Wing. This »

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The Jungle Book – Highest Grossing Hollywood film in India

27 April 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Disney’s The Jungle Book holds its throne at the top in its second weekend after already swinging in £21 million at the UK box office and taking a hugely impressive 10 times more than any other film on Saturday. The Jungle Book has already surpassed the lifetime takings ofMaleficent, Oz The Great and Powerful, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Night at the Museum and Snow White and the Huntsman.

In India the film is now the biggest Hollywood film of all time having earned over Rs.190 crore since its release.

The film also remains number one at the Us box office taking a total of $191 million to date and globally it is already the 4th biggest movie of the year with $528m.

The critically acclaimed film is being called out by critics as a cinematic experience not to be missed and is already in the Top 25 of films of all time released in IMAX. »

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King Cobra review: James Franco at his lurid best in gay porn shocker

22 April 2016 11:22 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The actor gives his most unhinged performance since Spring Breakers in Justin Kelly’s compelling film detailing the rise of porn star Brent Corrigan

As an actor, James Franco has two modes: committed and can’t-be-bothered. His bold work in Spring Breakers, 127 Hours and Pineapple Express falls into the first category; Oz the Great and Powerful and Werner Herzog’s misbegotten Queen of the Desert meanwhile feature Franco at his most lifeless. Luckily for film-maker Justin Kelly, Franco is at his brazen best in the dark gay porn saga King Cobra.

The film reunites the star with the director of I Am Michael for another gay-themed narrative based on real events. That, however, is where the similarities end.

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- Nigel M Smith

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King Cobra review: James Franco at his lurid best in gay porn shocker

22 April 2016 11:22 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The actor gives his most unhinged performance since Spring Breakers in Justin Kelly’s compelling film detailing the rise of porn star Brent Corrigan

As an actor, James Franco has two modes: committed and can’t-be-bothered. His bold work in Spring Breakers, 127 Hours and Pineapple Express falls into the first category; Oz the Great and Powerful and Werner Herzog’s misbegotten Queen of the Desert meanwhile feature Franco at his most lifeless. Luckily for film-maker Justin Kelly, Franco is at his brazen best in the dark gay porn saga King Cobra.

The film reunites the star with the director of I Am Michael for another gay-themed narrative based on real events. That, however, is where the similarities end.

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- Nigel M Smith

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Michelle Williams Joins Julianne Moore In Todd Haynes' 'Wonderstruck'

18 April 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

2016 is marking a bit of comeback for Michelle Williams. After 2013's "Oz The Great And Powerful," she only appeared in one other film, the still unreleased in the U.S. WWII drama "Suite Francaise." But this year she hit Sundance starring in two acclaimed movies, Kelly Reichardt's "Certain Women" and Kenneth Lonergan's "Manchester By The Sea." And now she's adding another big auteur project to her schedule. Read More: Todd Haynes To Direct Adaptation Of 'Hugo' Author's 'Wonderstruck' The actress has joined Julianne Moore in Todd Haynes' "Wonderstruck." Based on "Hugo" author Brian Selznick's award-winning book, it tells a story split in two different time periods — 1927 and 1977 — that follows the interconnected lives of deaf children, Ben and Rose. Here's the book synopsis:  Ben and Rose secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known. Rose dreams of a »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Disney Brings Marvel, Pixar and 'Star Wars' to CinemaCon 2016

13 April 2016 4:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney took a slightly different approach to its CinemaCon presentation earlier today. The studio decided it was best to screen the first 30 minutes of Pixar's Finding Dory before showing Captain America: Civil War in its entirety to those in attendance. Disney started its CinemaCon presentation with a sizzle reel, highlighting all the great movies both recently released and upcoming. The Jungle Book, which opens this weekend, featured prominently among a slate of largely family friendly titles from Disney's 5 major studios.

Dave Hollis took the stage to thank exhibitors and promised much from the upcoming slate. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, headlined by Felicity Jones, kicked things off with its teaser trailer. As Hollis claimed, this was the first time it was being shown on the 'big screen'. The Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer will be attached to Captain America: Civil War in theaters.

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First trailer for The Family Fang starring Jason Bateman and Nicole Kidman

11 April 2016 11:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer has arrived online for the upcoming comedy-drama The Family Fang, and we have it for you below…

The Family Fang sees Jason Bateman (The Gift) and  Nicole Kidman (The Secret in Their Eyes) as Baxter and Annie, siblings “who are scarred from an unconventional upbringing but return to their family home after an unlikely accident. When their parents (Christopher Walken and Maryann Plunkett) — performance artists famous for elaborate public hoaxes — suddenly go missing under troubling circumstances, Baxter and Annie investigate. Unsure whether it’s foul play or just another elaborate ruse, nothing can prepare them for what they discover.”

Bateman also directs the film, which is based on the novel by Kevin Wilson and adapted by Pulitzer winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire (Oz the Great and Powerful). Starz Digital Media are releasing the film is the Us, which hits cinemas on April 29th.

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- Scott J. Davis

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Star Wars Episode 8: what can we expect from Rian Johnson's film?

6 April 2016 10:22 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Director Rian Johnson continues the Star Wars saga next year. DC takes a look at Johnson's earlier films to see what we can expect...

Like or loathe The Force Awakens, there’s no denying that at its heart, it’s very much a Jj Abrams movie. There are aspects of film and TV production that Abrams is generally acknowledged to excel at; likewise, there are elements for which he has repeatedly faced criticism over the years (insert tired, de rigueur joke about lens flare here. If. You. Must.). He’s great at world building - perhaps the most important element in establishing a new Star Wars trilogy is, y’know, making it feel like Star Wars. Sounds simple enough on paper but in a post-prequel world, we all now recognise that this seemingly simple hurdle is actually anything but. That said, Abrams did do an admirable job »

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New "Batman," "Suicide Squad" Roles Revealed

16 March 2016 8:36 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Two of the supporting cast members in DC's major 2016 superhero films appear to have revealed their identities in their respective productions.

CinemaBlend reports that actor Ralph Lister ("Oz the Great and Powerful," "Lucky Jay") is playing Emmet Vale, the creator of the Kryptonite-hearted cyborg Metallo, in Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice". The role isn't expected to be much more than a cameo, but it's a nod that fans should enjoy.

Meanwhile actor and rapper Common has revealed to Complex that his role in David Ayer's "Suicide Squad" movie will be that of an original character named Monster T who is in business with Jared Leto's The Joker in the film. »

- Garth Franklin

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Box Office: 'Zootopia' Defeats 'Deadpool' With Record $73.7M

6 March 2016 7:34 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The renaissance continues for the house that Walt built. Over the weekend, Zootopia  — buoyed by glowing reviews and an A CinemaScore — launched to a record $73.7 million from 3,827 theaters in North America, the top showing ever for Disney Animation Studios and the top March debut for an animated title, besting Dr. Suess' The Lorax ($70.2 million). To boot, it's the No. 4 March opening for any film, behind The Hunger Games ($152.5 million) and two Disney live-action titles, Alice in Wonderland ($116.1 million) and Oz The Great and Powerful ($79.1 million). Disney Animation's

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- Pamela McClintock

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Sam Raimi to wage World War 3

28 February 2016 5:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sam Raimi has signed on to direct World War 3, an adaptation of George Friedman’s 2009 non-fiction novel The Next 100 Years, which is being produced by Bill Block Media and Warner Bros. Pictures. Here’s the official synopsis for the book, via Coming Soon…

In his thought-provoking new book, George Friedman, founder of Stratfor — the preeminent private intelligence and forecasting firm — focuses on what he knows best, the future. Positing that civilization is at the dawn of a new era, he offers a lucid, highly readable forecast of the changes we can expect around the world during the twenty-first century all based on his own thorough analysis and research. For example, The U.S.-Jihadist war will be replaced by a new cold war with Russia; China’s role as a world power will diminish; Mexico will become an important force on the geopolitical stage; and new technologies and cultural trends »

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The Walking Dead: Andrew Lincoln & Greg Nicotero interview

28 February 2016 4:03 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The Walking Dead star and director talk about what's coming in season 6, the future of Alexandria, and the raging grief of Rick Grimes...

Spoilers for anyone not up to date with The Walking Dead.

I've long extolled the virtues of Andrew Lincoln’s character in The Walking Dead, Rick Grimes, as one who immediately invoked sympathy. From Rick’s unwanted initial push to group leader, through to the tragic loss of his wife, his bitey, bearded rage and recent relapse into a one-man killing spree that inspired even the most timid of Alexandrians to take up arms and mush some zombie brains, it's impossible not to feel for him. You may question Rick's decisions over the years, but you certainly can't question Andrew Lincoln’s fiercely committed performance. 

Joining Lincoln on this season 6B round-table interview was Greg Nicotero, best known for creating bloody murder (literally) since »

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Sam Raimi To Direct 'World War 3'

26 February 2016 2:59 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While Sam Raimi has been keeping his skills sharp lately on television, helming episodes of "Rake" and "Ash vs Evil Dead," it doesn't mean the director is shying away from the big screen. Three years on from "Oz The Great And Powerful," Raimi is putting together a slate of projects that are certainly eyebrow raising. Last month, we learned he'll tackle a remake of Jacques Audiard's "A Prophet," and now he's got another ambitious effort in the works. Read More: Sam Raimi To Direct Remake Of Jacques Audiard's 'A Prophet' Over at Warner Bros., Raimi is now attached to helm "World War 3," and you can probably guess what it's about. The movie will be based on the non-fiction book "The Next 100 Years," by George Friedman, who is professionally paid to think about what lays ahead, and it's pretty bleak/more of the same. Basically, politics are still awful, »

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Ash Vs Evil Dead Season 2 Adds Lee Majors & Ted Raimi

10 February 2016 12:57 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Two groovy new additions have been made to the Season 2 cast of Ash vs Evil Dead, as Starz has announced that Lee Majors will play Brock Williams, the father of Ash, while Ted Raimi—who appeared in the first three Evil Dead movies—will play Chet Kaminski, Ash's best friend from childhood.

Press Release: Beverly Hills, Calif., February 10, 2016 - Starz has announced today that Lee Majors (Do You Believe) will play the role of Brock Williams, Ash’s father, and Ted Raimi (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” Spider-Man) will play the role of Ash’s childhood best friend, Chet Kaminski, in the Starz Original series “Ash vs Evil Dead.” The series was previously renewed for a second season and will return in 2016.

Majors started his television career in “The Big Valley,” going on to “The Men from Shiloh,” to “Owen Marshall Counselor at Law,” to “The Six Million Dollar Man,” to “The Fall Guy, »

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Lee Majors and Ted Raimi Join Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2

10 February 2016 12:49 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Starz has announced today that Lee Majors (Do You Believe) will play the role of Brock Williams, Ash’s father, and Ted Raimi (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” Spider-Man) will play the role of Ash’s childhood best friend, Chet Kaminski, in the Starz Original series Ash vs Evil Dead. The series was previously renewed for a second season and will return in 2016.

Majors started his television career in “The Big Valley,” going on to “The Men from Shiloh,” to “Owen Marshall Counselor at Law,” to “The Six Million Dollar Man,” to “The Fall Guy,” to “Tour of Duty,” to “Raven” and countless television appearances on many series, specials, award shows and movies. He began his film career with Will Penny and Charlton Heston. Majors recently completed filming two movies Almosting It and Do You Believe. Majors will start filming on two feature films this summer, plus he has a lineup of »

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Sam Raimi may direct remake of French crime thriller A Prophet

25 January 2016 7:35 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Sam Raimi hasn't directed a feature film since 2013's Oz The Great And Powerful, but according to Variety, he is currently in talks with Sony to helm a remake of Jacques Audiard's Oscar-nominated French thriller A Prophet. The script was adapted by Mystic River and Shutter Island author Dennis Lehane, and the studio's next task is to find someone to star in the planned film.... Read More »

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Sam Raimi in talks to direct A Prophet remake

23 January 2016 5:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Sam Raimi has entered talks with Sony with regards to directing the studio’s planned remake of the 2010 French crime drama A Prophet, which has been written by author Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, Shutter Island).

A Prophet was directed by Jacques Audiard and tells the story of a petty criminal who is sent to prison and rises through the inmate hierarchy to become a mafia kingpin. The critically-acclaimed film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards, and won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes, as well as the BAFTA for Best Film Not in the English Language and nine Cesar Awards.

Raimi’s last film was 2013’s Oz the Great and Powerful, although he has since directed two episodes of Rake, along with the pilot for Ash vs Evil Dead.

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- Gary Collinson

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Sam Raimi linked with remake of A Prophet

23 January 2016 3:24 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Sam Raimi is jumping from superheroes and Oz, to possibly helming the mooted remake of A Prophet.

After spending a number of years with superheroes, fantasy characters and demonic gypsies, Sam Raimi might find himself at the helm of a gritty crime thriller. 

Variety reports that Raimi is in talks to direct Sony’s American remake of A Prophet, the masterful 2009 French film about a small-time Algerian convict who rises to become a criminal overlord inside the walls of a prison.

The script is being adapted by novelist Dennis Lehane, whose books include Mystic River and Shutter Island, and who recently wrote the screenplay for the indie crime drama The Drop (based on his short story Animal Rescue).

Raimi’s last film was 2013’s Oz the Great and Powerful, and his other recent directorial efforts include Drag Me To Hell and the Spider-Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire. »

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