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Christian Bale appears in first Exodus: Gods and Kings trailer

8 July 2014 8:56 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first trailer for Ridley Scott's upcoming biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings has debuted.

Christian Bale stars as defiant leader Moses, who rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton).

The trailer shows the pair in combat, as the Ten Plagues descend on Egypt.

Exodus: Gods and Kings is written by Steven Zaillian (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and focuses on the Israelites who escape from Egypt and eventually settle in the Promised Land.

Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Aaron Paul and John Turturro also star in the 20th Century Fox film.

Exodus: Gods and Kings hits cinemas on December 12.

Christian Bale - career in pictures: »

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Gus Van Sant Will Direct Anime Adaptation 'Death Note'

8 July 2014 6:32 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Gus Van Sant has signed on to direct an adaptation of the Japanese manga Death Note, which has been languishing in development at Warner Bros. for several years now.

Back in January 2011, Shane Black signed on to direct from a script by Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry, but we never heard anything else about the project until now. The Tracking Board reports that the most recent script was written by Shane Black, Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry, and that Shane Black was still attached to direct up until 2013, which is, coincidentally, when his blockbuster Iron Man 3 hit theaters.

Death Note is based on the Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, which follows a young student who finds a bizarre notebook. He discovers that he can kill anyone instantly simply by writing their name in the notebook, as an FBI agent starts tracking him when the bodies keep piling up. »

- MovieWeb

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First Exodus: Gods And Kings Trailer Launches

8 July 2014 5:30 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Having tackled the future with Prometheus and the present via The Counsellor, Ridley Scott is doing an inverse Scrooge for his next film and dipping into the past. The biblical past, in fact, with Moses tale Exodus: Gods And Kings.  Scott's latest charts the relationship between Moses (Christian Bale) and Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), one that is quickly sent packing with demands, plagues, suffering and a very long walk. Yes, it’s the old story of Moses demanding that pharaoh sets his people free so he can lead them to the Promised Land. Pharaoh, of course, has no intention of releasing his largely slave workforce, and the stage is set for an epic showdown.Scott has opted for old-school scale on this one, constructing massive sets for his Egyptian story, which pumps up the story to match the ambition of the designs, with it all on display in this initial promo. »

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Striking Trailer for Exodus: Gods And Kings

8 July 2014 5:01 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The first trailer for Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings has been released. The film tells the epic biblical story of Moses, who led the Israelites out of Egypt into the Sinai desert and to their Promised LandMoses is played by Christian Bale in the film, which also stars Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, and of course, Ben Kingsley

I wasn't sure what I would think about this movie, but judging from this first trailer it looks really good. As you'll see, it's got everything that we love about the films that Scott makes. I especially love the visuals.

The film is set to be released on December 12th. »

- Joey Paur

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First Look at Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton in Ridley Scott's 'Exodus'

1 July 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Way back in December, we got our first look at Christian Bale as Moses in director Ridley Scott's biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings. Today, EW has our first look at Christian Bale's costars as well as new images of him riding into battle on horseback. Check out Joel Edgerton and Sigourney Weaver for a tiny taste of this sweeping journey as Moses leads the Israelites out of Egypt and into the Sinai desert, where they will eventually find their Promised Land.

About taking on the role of Moses in Exodus: Gods and Kings, Christian Bale acknowledges that there is no way to compete with Charlton Heston in The Ten Commandments.

"Charlton Heston does Charlton Heston better than anyone. But the biblical account of Moses is extraordinary, and there was lots of room for us to go to places that [Charlton Heston's movie] The Ten Commandments never dreamed of going. [There are] No fake beards. »

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Christian Bale Fights The Good Fight In New Exodus: Gods And Kings Images

1 July 2014 10:18 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

We appear to be in a new period of sword and sandal epics. There have been a recent spate of films featuring Hercules, the ill-conceived Pompeii, the slightly better conceived 300: Rise of an Empire, and of course, Aronofsky’s Noah. Soon entering the fray will be Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings, in which Mr. Scott goes boldly where Cecil B. DeMille has gone before.

20th Century Fox recently released a new batch of images from the film in anticipation of the first trailer (which is coming with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes next week), and they feature stars Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton and Sigourney Weaver.

Bale will star as the most Anglo Moses since Charlton Heston, battling it out with the Pharaoh Ramses (Edgerton, here seen channeling his inner Yul Brenner). The film will be a retelling of the Moses story, as he leads his »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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'Halt And Catch Fire' & 'The Rover' Star Scoot McNairy Joins 'Batman v. Superman'

26 June 2014 11:33 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Scoot McNairy is the best actor right now that no one has heard of. Incredibly versatile, deeply talented and something of a chameleon too, he's quietly racked up a CV of films that includes Gareth Edwards' breakout "Monsters," Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly," Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land," Steve McQueen's "12 Years A Slave," David Michôd's "The Rover," the upcoming "Frank," and that has all led to a starring role in the new AMC series "Halt & Catch Fire." And now, McNairy is making the blockbuster leap. Deadline reports that the actor has joined the ensemble of "Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice." His role? No one is talking, but if you ask us, he'd be a great Flash. Just saying. And we'd also have to assume that Bruce Wayne himself—Ben Affleck—likely put in a good word for the actor after his nice turn in "Argo. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'Portlandia' Season 4 DVD Debuts August 26th

25 June 2014 12:29 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

On August 26, Video Services Corp. (Vsc) will release on DVD the complete fourth season of Broadway Video and IFC's hit original comedy series Portlandia. Created, written by and starring Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Seth Meyers) and Carrie Brownstein (Wild Flag, Sleater-Kinney vocalist/guitarist), the Emmy-nominated and Peabody award-winning series returns with a new season of character-driven sketches taking place in the affable and absurd land of Portlandia. This 2-disc DVD set contains all 10 episodes and will be available for an Srp of $19.98.

Among the Armisen and Brownstein characters returning for the latest installment of this surreal yet affectionate portrait of Portland, Oregon are Dave and Kath, two of the town's most uptight residents who decide to give relaxing a try; Spyke and his girlfriend, Iris, who struggle through a hard time at a bad Thai restaurant; and Nina and Lance, who recover from the trauma of a deceased pet. »

- MovieWeb

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Matt Damon May Return as Jason Bourne in 'The Bourne Legacy' Sequel

20 June 2014 10:20 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this week, Universal Pictures announced that its sequel to 2012's action-thriller The Bourne Legacy has been shifted from a August 14, 2015 release to July 15, 2016, reportedly to make room for the studio's biopic Straight Outta Compton which took the August 14, 2015 slot. An unconfirmed report from Latino-Review claims the real reason for the delay is that Matt Damon has finally agreed to reprise his role as Jason Bourne.

It isn't clear how director Justin Lin managed to convince Matt Damon to come back, especially since the actor has repeatedly stated in the past that he will only return to the franchise if The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass is back at the helm. The actor did reveal last month that he is open to returning, if he and Paul Greengrass can find a story they like, even suggesting that fans submit their own stories to Universal Pictures.

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With 'Bourne 5' Bumped a Year, Could Matt Damon be Coming Backc

20 June 2014 7:27 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Matt Damon has been pretty firm in his stance that he won't be returning to play Jason Bourne... unless Paul Greengrass directs and they have a good story to tell because he'd love to see what happened to the character after his ten story jump in The Bourne Ultimatum. Perhaps we can add to that, or they come up with a decent story, director Justin Lin manages to convince him and he has a string of box office busts such as Elysium, Promised Land and Monuments Men. The latter scenario is the one Latino Review is offering as reason to say Damon just might be returning for the as-yet Untitled Jason Bourne Sequel. The fifth chapter in the Bourne series recently saw Andrew Baldwin brought in to write a new draft of the screenplay, shortly after which Universal bumped the release date from August 2015 to July 15, 2016. Could the move been »

- Brad Brevet

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The 100 Post Mortem: Who Lived? Who Died? And What Was That Ending?

11 June 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The 100 ended its freshman season with a bang Wednesday — several bangs, actually — and cleared the deck for a radically different Season 2. (Warning: Spoilers ahead!)

Related | The 100‘s Ricky Whittle Talks Two- Part Season Finale: ‘War Is Coming’

Before we get into executive producer Jason Rothenberg‘s explanation of the finale, let’s see how everybody left off: Chancellor Jaha sacrificed himself to get the rest of the Ark residents to the ground; Lincoln helped an injured Octavia escape in the heat of battle; Clarke and the remaining survivors, with Anya in tow, were kidnapped by “Mountain Men” and taken to a high-tech, »

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Interview: Scoot McNairy on 'Halt and Catch Fire'

31 May 2014 9:44 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Scoot McNairy had a resume of TV guest spots and indie movie roles when he appeared as one of the two leads in the minimalist creature feature "Monsters." The low-budget film didn't exactly set the global box office on fire, but it served as a calling card for its director, Gareth Edwards. It also positioned McNairy for a run of character actor ubiquity with memorable roles -- if you happened to see the films -- in "Killing Them Softly," "Promised Land" and "Touchy Feely." He has also become a Best Picture lucky charm with important parts in "Argo" and "12 Years a Slave." McNairy transitions to TV leading man status in Sunday (June 1) night's premiere of AMC's "Halt and Catch Fire." In the '80s-set computer drama, McNairy plays Gordon Clark, formerly promising computer wizard who has put many of his ambitions on hold to try to live a more stable »

- Daniel Fienberg

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The Vampire Diaries season 5 finale review: Home

18 May 2014 1:09 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Vampire Diaries' season 5 finale utterly redeemed the show in Caroline's eyes. Here's her review of Home...

Review

This review contains spoilers.

5.22 Home

Holy crap! Just when The Vampire Diaries had fooled us all with its apparent complacency, willingness to coast on its love triangle and inability to make character deaths matter, it delivered Home – a season finale that single-handedly redeems the last two years with one brave, gut-wrenching sequence. Season five has been a frustrating experience for fans, and that doesn’t change, but it’s largely forgotten when a show going into its sixth season can deliver something this powerful. Did they just kill one of their stars? Does this mean no more ghost episodes (good riddance)? What the heck are they going to do now?

The Vampire Diaries has always, to some extent, been about Elena’s shifting affections towards the two Salvatore brothers but, in recent seasons, »

- louisamellor

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Daniel Radcliffe To Star In Adaptation Of Dave Eggers' 'You Shall Know Our Velocity' Directed By Peter Sollett

16 May 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While author Dave Eggers has made some solid inroads in Hollywood—penning the scripts for "Away We Go" and "Where The Wild Things Are," and coming up with the story for "Promised Land"—his own works have faced a tougher road when it comes to adapting them to the big screen, though that's changing. Jonathan Demme's "Zeitoun" continues to percolate in development, Tom Tykwer's "A Hologram For The King," starring Tom Hanks, just dropped the first image yesterday, and now a long gestating project has some fresh talent involved. Daniel Radcliffe is in talks to star in an adaptation of Eggers' acclaimed "You Shall Know Our Velocity." This one has been kicking around for a while, and at one time Miguel Arteta ("The Good Girl," "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day") had been tapped to direct, but it didn't come together. "I had a »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Vampire Diaries season 5 episode 21 review: Promised Land

12 May 2014 12:36 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Vampire Diaries gets everyone's attention with a character death this week, but who stays dead in this show?

Review

This review contains spoilers.

5.21 Promised Land

The last few minutes of this week’s The Vampire Diaries should have been monumental. Though admittedly effective – with Caroline’s heartrending reaction and the randomness of it all – the moment immediately loses its effect when, as with any shocking death on a show without ordinary rules of life and the afterlife, the audience starts figuratively bargaining with the writers to see whether it’ll stick or not. Some deaths, despite the incessent (not always unwelcome) guest appearances, have been permanent, but others such as Jeremy or Bonnie’s, really weren’t.

It’s become that Alaric and Vicki are the exceptions, and we all know that Stefan’s demise doesn’t actually mean Paul Wesley is leaving the show. Because if The Vampire Diaries »

- louisamellor

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The Vampire Diaries, Ep 5.21: “Promised Land” puts the vampires on the defensive

9 May 2014 5:01 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Nina Dobrev, Penelope Mitchell

The Vampire Diaries, Season 5, Episode 21: “Promised Land

Written by Rebecca Sonnenshine

Directed by Michael A. Allowitz

Airs Thursdays at 8pm (Et) on The CW

Since the beginning of the season, the Travelers have been a lurking threat over the Mystic Falls group, taking a special interest in Elena and Stefan. Their status as the last remaining doppelgangers have made them even more valuable, and their capture by the Travelers in last week’s episode presented a threat to all vampires. This week’s episode sees Markos and his followers put their grand plan into action, in a thrilling episode that sees the best laid plans of the Mystic Falls gang go awry, with potentially saddening results.

Understanding the philosophy of Markos and the Travelers is an intriguing aspect of this week’s episode. While the fact that the Travelers’ lives have been disrupted by witches has been touched on, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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The Vampire Diaries recap: “Promised Land”

9 May 2014 9:08 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

At the end of last week’s The Vampire Diaries from the CW, the episode left us wondering if the travelers were going to succeed in their plan, and if they do, how that would affect everything else in Mystic Falls. Not only have the travelers been making some drastic progress with their plan, but they also kidnapped Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev). Of course, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) has taken things into his own hands to find out where the travelers have taken them. Caroline (Candice Accola) is also helping him, but unfortunately, they have no idea where the … Continue reading →

The post The Vampire Diaries recap: “Promised Land” appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Aleina McGettrick

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Frank movie review: the heart of artness

9 May 2014 5:18 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

An askew, bitter dramedy of artistic pretension and creative desperation that has something sneakily marvelous to say about what it takes — and what it doesn’t — to be an artist. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Look. You’re just gonna have to go with this.” So says Don (Scoot McNairy: Non-Stop, Promised Land) to Jon (Domhnall Gleeson: About Time, Anna Karenina), the latest member of the experimental band Soronprfbs. The weirdest thing about Soronprfbs isn’t their unpronouncable name. It isn’t that they have a Spinal Tap-esque problem keeping keyboard players (this is why keyboardist Jon has just joined). It’s that their leader, Frank (Michael Fassbender: The Counsellor, Prometheus), is never seen without his giant papier-mâché false head. Not onstage. Not backstage. Not in rehearsals. Not when just hanging out. »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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'The Vampire Diaries' Recap: Markos Puts His Spell In Motion, A Doppelganger Is Killed

8 May 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Stefan was left lying dead in the middle of the road after getting his heart ripped out in The Vampire Diaries' finale-worthy penultimate season 5 episode "Promised Land."

Markos And The Travelers Cast Their Spell

But first, let's go back. After Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) are kidnaped by the Travelers, Damon (Ian Sommerhalder) has resorted to the one thing he does best: torture. Caroline (Candice Accola) walks in on him questioning a passenger living inside the body of a friendly banker. They want to know where the Travelers took Stefan and Elena. The banker tells him that it doesn’t matter if he ever finds Markos (Raffi Barsoumian), what they started can’t be stopped.

Indeed, we cut to Elena and Stefan lying weak and being slowly drained of blood. Apparently Markos needed more blood than they could give, as he force-fed Elena and Stefan just enough »

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Kim Kardashian Gets Serious - Again - at President Obama Event

8 May 2014 5:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Is it motherhood? Her upcoming wedding? Suddenly, Kim Kardashian is showing another, more serious side of herself. The reality starlet took time out from wedding preparations to attend a gala in Los Angeles on Wednesday marking the 20th anniversary of the video testimonials project established by Steven Spielberg after his movie Schindler's List.In recent years, the project, in which victims give lengthy testimonials about their ordeals that can be viewed online, has been expanded beyond Holocaust victims to include other genocides, including the Rwandan and Armenian genocides and the Nanjing Massacre. Kardashian - who in recent days has shared »

- Howard Breuer

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