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Will Harry Potter Cast Return for Cursed Child Trilogy in 2026?

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2016 was a great year for Harry Potter fans. Not only did the spinoff movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them allow them to return to the wizarding world, but J.K. Rowling also decided to continue the actual Harry Potter storyline with the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Most fans haven't been able to see the actual play, but the transcript was made available for purchase and instantly became a bestseller. Now, some new rumors are swirling that Warner Bros. is hoping to turn the play into a movie trilogy in a few years. But J.K. Rowling continues to claim that isn't the case despite mounting evidence.

Recently, journalist and historian Jim Hill guested on the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podast. On the show, he claimed that Warner Bros. was having conversations with Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe about possibly doing a Harry Potter and the
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Kunal Kapoor starrer Veeram nominated for the Oscars!

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The excitement towards Veeram has just increased by a manifold! Adapted from the Shakespearean classic Macbeth, the film Veeram’s soundtrack ‘We will rise’ has been nominated for the Original Song category at the 89th Academy Awards. The song finds its place in a list of 91 songs from eligible motion length pictures. Sung by Kari Kimmel, it has been composed by Jeff Rona who has also composed the music for movies like Phantom, God of Water, and Traffic III amongst others.

This is for the first time in the history of Indian production that a tri-lingual film has achieved this feat. A prestigious moment for the director and completely elated with this news, Jayaraj said, “Nothing is impossible for an Indian. I am proud to lead an Indian Film Production Company which not only produced an English film but also achieved the unique distinction of being shortlisted for an Oscar nomination for its English Song…
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Kunal Kapoor's Veeram is all set to compete in the Oscars race

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Kunal Kapoor's upcoming film Veeram's soundtrack 'We Will Rise' has been nominated for the Original Song category at the 89th Academy Awards. The movie is an adaptation of Shakespearan classic Macbeth which is an old-new take on Macbeth. The song has found its place in a list of 91 songs from eligible motion length pictures. Sung by Kari Kimmel, it has been composed by Jeff Rona who has also composed the music for movies like Phantom, God of Water, and Traffic III amongst others. This is for the first time in the history of Indian production that a tri-lingual film has achieved this feat. Completely elated with the prestigious moment, the film's director and National Award winning film-maker Jayaraj Nair said, “Nothing is impossible for an Indian. I am proud to lead an Indian Film Production Company which not only produced an English film but also achieved
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Tomorrow’s Dark Souls III Patch Brings More Balance Adjustments And Bug Fixes

A new patch for Dark Souls III is due to go live tomorrow for PC and PlayStation 4 players (Xbox One date is coming later) that introduces a huge amount of adjustments to existing weapons and fixes a whole range of irritating bugs that have cropped up in the months since release.

The full list of changes was posted on Reddit by FromSoftware’s community manager (via VG247) earlier, but we’ve put them below for your convenience.

Archdragon Peak: Fixed the freeze when jumping into the fog after ringing the bell. The Rinfinger Leonhard quest will now start properly after the removal of the restriction on the maximum number of Pale Tongues that can be offered to Rosaria, Mother of Rebirth. Trophies will now unlock correctly even if the required item is sent directly to the storage. Fixed a Skill being changed based on a right hand weapon when equipping
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On this day in pop culture history: ‘Star Wars’ returned with ‘The Phantom Menace’

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On this day in pop culture history: ‘Star Wars’ returned with ‘The Phantom Menace’
17 years ago today, long before we knew the Force would have an awakening in 2015, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace brought new tales of a galaxy far, far away to the big screen for the first time since 1983’s Return of the Jedi. It was the beginning of a much-maligned prequel trilogy that would give us Jar Jar Binks, midi-chlorians, and a love story for Anakin Skywalker. (And some good things! Don’t forget podracing! And Darth Maul!) Ultimate backlash didn’t stop audiences eager for a new Star Wars movie from turning out in droves, though: Phantom Menace was 1999’s highest grossing film, and all three prequel films ended up earning over $2.5 billion at the worldwide box office. Revenge of the Sith was also released on the 19th of May. Today marks 11 years since the prequel conclusion hit theaters worldwide, after premiering at – believe it or not – the Cannes Film Festival.
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Review: Why ‘The X-Files’ Revival Disappoints

Review: Why ‘The X-Files’ Revival Disappoints
What if they got the band back together, but much of its set consisted of out-of-tune covers? That’s the sense one regularly gets from the return of “The X-Files,” which finally arrives Sunday after an overwhelming promotional campaign that makes presidential contests look like mere blips on the media radar. It’s too bad that, with some exceptions, those participating in this intensely hyped reunion are often just going through the motions.

It’s not all tinny and clanging; sometimes the old harmonies can be heard, most regularly in the third installment, a much-anticipated hour written and directed by “X-Files” all-star Darin Morgan. But the distinctive atmosphere and evocative tone of the show’s best seasons are often buried, especially in the first half of this six-episode mini-season, by storytelling busywork and subtext that is pressed into service as cliched chunks of dialogue. The reunion’s frantic exposition and
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William Fichtner Also Cast in Emmerich's 'Independence Day' Sequel

The cast for this big sequel continues to grow, with yet another intriguing name. Deadline reports that actor William Fichtner is joining Roland Emmerich's Independence Day 2 as a "top general". Apparently Fichtner's role as a general will get "even larger in the two films that will follow." Very interesting. Fichtner has appeared in a variety of films recently, including The Homesman, Elysium, The Lone Ranger, Phantom, Wrong, Drive Angry and The Dark Knight of course. He's always great to see in a movie, and I'm curious why his role will expand as it goes on. Does something happen to him or is he just a survivor? This also indicates that Fox is really pushing forward with a new trilogy of Independence Day movies coming up. As for returning cast members – Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner and recently confirmed Bill Pullman and Judd Hirsch will all be back
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The First Trailer Is Here For Zac Efron’s We Are Your Friends

From writer/director Max Joseph, here’s a first look at the trailer for We Are Your Friends starring Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski and Wes Bentley.

The film marks Max Joseph’s (MTV’s “Catfish: The TV Show”) feature film directorial debut.

We Are Your Friends is about what it takes to find your voice. Set in the world of electronic music and Hollywood nightlife, an aspiring 23-year-old DJ named Cole (Efron) spends his days scheming with his childhood friends and his nights working on the one track that will set the world on fire. All of this changes when he meets a charismatic but damaged older DJ named James (Bentley), who takes him under his wing. Things get complicated, however, when Cole starts falling for James’ much younger girlfriend, Sophie (Ratajkowski). With Cole’s forbidden relationship intensifying and his friendships unraveling, he must choose between love, loyalty, and the future he is destined for.
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Ving Rhames Boards ‘Operator'; ‘Threshold’ Ramps Up; Five Join ‘Clavius’

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Ving Rhames has joined the cast of the beat-the-clock indie Operator, directed by sibling duo Obin and Amariah Olson (Unknown Caller). Mischa Barton, Michael Pare, and Luke Goss also star in the action-thriller about a 911 operator and her estranged cop husband whose daughter is abducted, forcing them to dispatch the city’s police and fire units to remote locations at the kidnappers’ bidding. Timothy Woodward Jr. and Larry Olson are producers. Story is by the Brothers Olson, Dwain Worrell, and Anthony Feole, while script is credited to Feole, Worrell, and Amariah Olson. Rhames is also set to return to the Mission Impossible fold for M:i-5 alongside Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner. He’s repped by Kramer Management.

Psychological thriller Threshold has set its cast with filming underway in L.A. Randy Wayne (To Save A Life, Honey 2), Trilby Glover (Righteous Kill), Leslie Stevens (A Chorus Line, The Young And The Restless
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S7AR Wars: "JJedi Mind Tricks"

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This week's Star Wars phrase that pays is: "Hees torona old Jedai mind trick." (He's using an old Jedi mind trick.)

There's news at the bottom of this, I swear. But First...

I love Star Wars and I love writing/talking about movies on the internet. Back when I was younger, I loved other people’s writing on the internet about Star Wars and other pop-culture landmarks of the time. I have a very distinct memory of wanting access to information about The X-Files, information that we’d now consider “spoilers.” Specifically, the memory involves the episode “Small Potatoes,” a fourth-season comedy episode that shows Mulder and Scully hunting down a man with a tail who can control his skin like a voluntary muscle, giving him Mystique powers (shape shifting). The week before, Fox had teased the episode by showing David Duchovny’s Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson
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Synthesisers are killing film and TV music, say British composers

Carl Davis and Christopher Gunning claim synthesised orchestras are preferred to the real thing to save money

Two of Britain's leading film composers warn that the quality of music for film and TV is suffering because synthesised sounds are increasingly replacing real instruments in an effort to cut costs.

Carl Davis, whose scores include that for the World at War documentary series, said a synthesised soundtrack lacked "the heart" of symphonic or instrumental music.

Christopher Gunning, who wrote the Bafta-winning score for La Vie en Rose, about Edith Piaf, was even more critical: "A lot of television music has got to the stage where I have to turn it off. There's an enormous amount of programmes where I find the programme content really quite interesting, but can't watch because I find the music so blooming irritating. Part of that is, I am afraid, the poor quality of the musical composition.
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Synthesisers are killing film and TV music, say British composers

Carl Davis and Christopher Gunning claim synthesised orchestras are preferred to the real thing to save money

Two of Britain's leading film composers warn that the quality of music for film and TV is suffering because synthesised sounds are increasingly replacing real instruments in an effort to cut costs.

Carl Davis, whose scores include that for the World at War documentary series, said a synthesised soundtrack lacked "the heart" of symphonic or instrumental music.

Christopher Gunning, who wrote the Bafta-winning score for La Vie en Rose, about Edith Piaf, was even more critical: "A lot of television music has got to the stage where I have to turn it off. There's an enormous amount of programmes where I find the programme content really quite interesting, but can't watch because I find the music so blooming irritating. Part of that is, I am afraid, the poor quality of the musical composition.
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First Look at Ed Harris in Frontera

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First Look at Ed Harris in Frontera
The Wagner/Cuban Company's Magnolia Pictures announced today that they have acquired Us and Canadian rights to Frontera, starring Ed Harris (Snowpiercer, Pain & Gain, Phantom, Pollock, Apollo 13), Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives, The Heartbreak Kid, The Sentinel), Michael Pe&#241a (American Hustle, End of Watch, The Lincoln Lawyer), Aden Young (Killer Elite) and Amy Madigan (Gone Baby Gone, Field of Dreams). The film was directed by Michael Berry, from a script he co-wrote with Juan Luis Moulinett III, and produced by Ocean Blue Entertainment and executive producer Eric Austin Williams.

In the vein of Traffic and Babel, Frontera is set in the dangerous area between the United States and Mexico. After crossing the border illegally for work, Miguel (Michael Pe&#241a), a hard-working father and devoted husband, finds himself wrongfully accused of murdering a former sheriff's (Ed Harris) wife. After learning of his imprisonment, Miguel's pregnant wife (Eva Longoria) tries
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Wikileaks Drama Getting Hacked at the Box Office

Wikileaks Drama Getting Hacked at the Box Office
The mystery of Julian Assange continues as DreamWorks’ Wikileaks drama “The Fifth Estate” looks to be all but M.I.A. at the box office. Bill Condon’s tech-themed feature could spill only $2.4 million worth of secrets this weekend, according to insiders, for one of the worst wide openings of the year.

The Wikileaks drama, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, has a per-screen-average of $1,355 Friday evening — that’s the second-worst per-screen take of 2013 behind the Ed Harris submarine bomb “Phantom” ($454 per/screen).

Yet the movie has sparked interest in this year’s other Wikileaks film, “We Steal Secrets: The Wikileaks Story,” which rose to No. 5 on the iTunes chart Friday. Alex Gibney’s acclaimed documentary, distributed by Universal and Focus World, seems to be benefiting from favorable mentions of the doc in the media’s negative “Fifth Estate” coverage.

Co-starring Daniel Bruhl (“Rush”), “The Fifth Estate” was produced for $30 million by DreamWorks
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Blu-ray and DVD Round up 17th September 2013

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Disc of the week

Plein Soleil

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Plein Soleil was the first adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr Ripley, and Alain Delon’s star-making turn as the beautiful and charming villain Tom Ripley is arguably the best of the four on screen portrayals of the amoral social climber.

Ripley is sent to Italy to persuade the playboy son of an American millionaire to return home to San Francisco, but when it becomes apparent that Phillipe has no intention of going home so that Ripley can collect his fee, Ripley decides that actually becoming Phillipe, and gaining control of his considerable assets, is a much better prospect. Gradually ingratiating himself with the playboy and his fiancé Marge (although she is annoyed with their boyish camaraderie and is dubious about Ripley), Ripley painstakingly constructs his imitation of Phillipe while quietly engineering the opportunity to make him disappear, the final step
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Win! Thriller ‘Phantom’ Starring Ed Harris & David Duchovny On DVD!

To celebrate the release of the suspenseful submarine thriller ‘Phantom’ – out on DVD and Blu-ray 19th August 2013 – we have a copy to give away to one lucky winner!

Starring Academy Award-nominee Ed Harris (Apollo 13; The Rock; The Abyss) and David Duchovny (X-Files; Californication), ‘Phantom’ sees a Soviet submarine armed with nuclear missiles go missing in the Pacific during the height of the Cold War. On board, a battle-tested captain (Ed Harris) and a rogue Kgb agent (David Duchovny) wage a life-and-death game of cat and mouse with a nuclear Armageddon hanging in the balance.

The Hunt for Red October” meets “Crimson Tide” in this intense claustrophobic thriller about extraordinary men facing impossible choices! If you don’t win one below, you can also order it now via this handy link here.

To win a copy, just tell us the name of Duchovny’s character in the X-Files…was it?
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DVD Review - Phantom (2013)

Phantom, 2013.

Written and Directed by Todd Robinson.

Starring Ed Harris, David Duchovny, William Fichtner, Lance Henriksen, Jason Beghe, Kip Pardue, and Sean Patrick Flanery.

Synopsis:

The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery.

We have had countless war films over the years. The world wars of the 20th century have provided ample stories for filmmakers to tell. The Vietnam War likewise has, and so has the Cold War. There are probably innumerable source stories from almost all major conflicts that could provide an interesting cinematic journey. In Phantom we have a combination of Cold War film, and the similarly popular submarine sub-genre.

Now right off the bat there is a major problem with Phantom. The story centres around the Russian crew of an old diesel submarine,
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Exclusive clip from ‘Phantom’ starring Ed Harris & David Duchovny

The suspenseful submarine thriller Phantom, starring Academy Award-nominee Ed Harris and David Duchovny, is out on DVD and Blu-ray August 19th - and we’ve got an exclusive clip so share with you!

At the height of the Cold War, the world holds its breath when a Soviet submarine armed with nuclear missiles goes missing in the Pacific. On board the vessel, the battle-tested captain (Ed Harris) and a rogue Kgb agent (David Duchovny) are waging a life-and-death game of cat and mouse. With enemy forces closing in and time running out, the captain fights to keep control with nuclear Armageddon hanging in the balance. “The Hunt for Red October” meets “Crimson Tide” in this intense claustrophobic thriller about extraordinary men facing impossible choices
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Giveaway - Win Cold War submarine thriller Phantom on DVD

To celebrate the release of the suspenseful submarine thriller Phantom - out on DVD and Blu-ray 19th August 2013 - we have a copy to give away to one lucky winner! Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter the competition....

Starring Ed Harris (Apollo 13; The Rock; The Abyss), David Duchovny (The X-Files; Californication), William Fichtner (The Dark Knight; The Lone Ranger) and Lance Henriksen (The Terminator, Aliens), Phantom sees a Soviet submarine armed with nuclear missiles go missing in the Pacific during the height of the Cold War. On board, a battle-tested captain (Harris) and a rogue Kgb agent (Duchovny) wage a life-and-death game of cat and mouse with a nuclear Armageddon hanging in the balance.

The Hunt for Red October meets Crimson Tide in this intense claustrophobic thriller about extraordinary men facing impossible choices! 

Pre-order Phantom via Amazon.

To be in with a chance of winning,
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‘Sweetwater’, with Ed Harris, Jason Isaacs, and January Jones, releases its first trailer

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Over a career spanning nearly 40 years, Ed Harris has made a name for himself as a standout performer in nearly every genre, with key roles in movies such as The Abyss, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Rock, and A Beautiful Mind, and even being seen in theatres this year in Phantom and Pain & Gain. Fans of Harris were thus excited to learn that the performer would be revisiting the Western genre with his next feature. Titled Sweetwater, or Sweet Vengeance, the film is directed by Logan Miller, who co-wrote the screenplay with Noah Miller, and Harris stars alongside Jason Isaacs, January Jones, Eduardo Noriega, and Stephen Root. The first trailer for the film, which made its premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, has now been released, and can be seen below.

(Source: CinemaBlend)

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