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Watch: New Clip From James Franco’s ‘Child Of God’

30 July 2014 12:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

James Franco’s Child Of God has already been around the film festival circuit, but now we’ve got a new clip ahead of its limited theatre release in August.

Based on best-selling American author Cormac McCarthy’s third novel of the same name, Child Of God explores typical McCarthian themes of nihilism, violence and masculinity. The story follows Lester Ballard, an outsider in ’60s Tennessee who ends up going a bit Colonel Kurtz and discovering the inner horror of Man when he runs amok in the countryside, killing people and defiling corpses left, right and centre.

Of course, this is par the course for McCarthy. His novels have featured infanticide, cannibalism, torture and sexual deviancy. No wonder filmmakers are so keen to adapt his work – we’ve already had The Road, No Country For Old Men and All The Pretty Horses, while his screenplay The Counselor was adapted by »

- Claire Joanne Huxham

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Warcraft Title Sequence

26 July 2014 1:54 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Legendary screened some early footage from Duncan Jone’s Warcraft movie. By all accounts, the reception for the footage was tame by Hall H standards and many commentators suggesting that the movie is a long way off from completion. To tide us over, Legendary have released a brief title animation. The cast includes Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Toby Kebbell (The Counselor), Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol), Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma) and Rob Kazinsky (Pacific Rim) have all signed on the dotted line. The movie shall hit cinemas on March 11th 2016. The release kind of seems pointless in a way, but you Warcraft fans are lapping this up right? Follow @themoviebit !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Vic Barry)

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movie review: people get ready

18 July 2014 4:50 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A magnificent science fiction drama, and a beautiful one. Wonderfully radical for the simple fact that it is ruled by principled ideas. I’m “biast” (pro): loved the first film

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

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

We need a bigger word than humanist.

That was a word I used to describe the lovely, honest, sensitive Rise of the Planet of the Apes — and god, did it feel good to be able to connect those words with a big-budget science fiction movie. But now it feels too small to encompass where Dawn of the Planet of the Apes takes the ongoing story. People-ist is the first coinage that leaps to mind, clunky as it is. Because there are nonhumans here who are as fully people as the humans are… in fact, the story is very much about the humans coming to »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Review: 'Sex Tape' Starring Cameron Diaz And Jason Segel

16 July 2014 11:56 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As far as weird on-screen sexual scenarios go, Cameron Diaz has had her fair share. After all, she is the only actress in the history of the medium to have styled her hair with male ejaculate ("There's Something About Mary"), been involved in some kind of weird old timey abortion ("Gangs of New York") and, well, f*cked a car ("The Counselor"). So it's not much of a surprise that she'd be involved in a movie like "Sex Tape," a ribald comedy about a suburban couple (Jason Segel as her husband) who make a homemade porno and then promptly lose it—leading to a madcap scramble to retrieve the video, maintain their privacy, and continue a life of relative upper middle class normalcy. What is surprising, however, is how bland "Sex Tape" is. On the scale of on-screen Cameron Diaz sexual outrageousness, it's pretty tepid. "Sex Tape" starts out well enough, »

- Drew Taylor

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Yaron Zilberman adapting Orson Scott Card short story 'Unaccompanied Sonata'

15 July 2014 5:17 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Yaron Zilberman, who marked his feature directorial debut with 2012′s A Late Quartet, is taking on literary hot-shot Orson Scott Card. Zilberman will write and direct a feature based on Card’s sci-fi short story Unaccompanied Sonata, EW has confirmed. The film will be called Sonata.

The property has been optioned by Nick Wechsler, Chockstone Pictures’ Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz, and Opening Night Productions. Tamar Sela will serve as executive producer with Roger Schwartz as co-producer.

The short story, which was originally published in 1979 in Omni magazine, tells the story of a child brought up to be a musical prodigy. »

- C. Molly Smith

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Penelope Cruz to play a femme fatale in Louis Leterrier’s Grimsby

10 July 2014 11:33 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to TheWrap, Academy Award winner Penelope Cruz (Vicky Christina Barcelona, The Counselor) is in talks to join Now You See Me  director Louis Leterrier’s latest film, Grimsby

Described as a “soccer hooligan action comedy,” Grimsby stars Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) as a British black-ops agent who is forced to go on the run and team up with his idiotic English football hooligan brother, played by Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen.

Cruz will reportedly play the film’s femme fatale, and joins The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides co-star Ian McShanePitch Perfect‘s Rebel WilsonPeaky BlindersAnnabelle WallisHomeland‘s David Harewood, Academy Award nominee Gabourey Sidibe (Precious), English comedian Johnny Vegas, and Isla Fisher (The Great Gatsby, Wedding Crashers).

Grimsby is currently filming, and is set to hit theaters on July 31st, 2015.

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- James Garcia

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Penelope Joins Strong & Baron Cohen in 'Grimsby'

10 July 2014 2:56 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Penelope Cruz, the Spanish beauty that has appeared in films like Vanilla Sky, The Counselor, and Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, has agreed to join the cast of Sony's spy comedy Grimsby.

The film will center on a James Bond-esque super spy, played by Mark Strong (Green Lantern, Sherlock Holmes, Kick-Ass), who is forced to go into hiding in his hometown. There, he winds up having to team up with his soccer hooligan of a brother, who'll be played by Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat).

The film was written by Baron Cohen, Phil Johnston (Wreck-It Ralph), and Peter Baynham- who also co-wrote Borat and Bruno with Baron Cohen. 

Not much is known about any of the characters in the film, but we do know that Cruz will be joining a cast that also includes Rebel Wilson, Isla Fisher, Ian McShane, Scott Adkins, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Penelope Cruz joining Sacha Baron Cohen's Grimsby

10 July 2014 1:33 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Penelope Cruz has entered final negotiations for Sacha Baron Cohen's Grimsby.

The Spanish actress is in line to star opposite Cohen and Mark Strong in director Louis Leterrier's comedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Rebel Wilson, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, Isla Fisher and Annabelle Wallis will also feature in the film.

The film centres around a British black ops spy (Strong) who is forced to go on the run with his football hooligan brother (Cohen).

Eric Idle revealed a first picture of Cohen's look for the film last week.

Cruz is expected to play a philanthropic corporate leader who may be more than she seems.

The actress was most recently seen in last year's Ridley Scott film The Counsellor.

Grimsby will be released on July 31, 2015. »

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Penelope Cruz Joins Sacha Baron Cohen in Sony’s ‘Grimsby’

9 July 2014 4:52 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Penelope Cruz is joining Sacha Baron Cohen in the Sony comedy “Grimsby.”

Pic also stars Rebel Wilson and Mark Strong.

The film is directed by Louis Leterrier with a story by Baron Cohen and Phil Johnston and a screenplay by Baron Cohen, Johnston and Peter Baynham.

Story follows a British black ops spy, played by Strong, who’s forced to team up with his idiotic English football hooligan brother, played by Baron Cohen.

Baron Cohen and Nira Park will produce with Johnston, Baynham, Louise Rosner, Todd Schulman, James Biddle, Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, Ant Hines and Adam McKay exec producing.

Production is set to start sometime this summer.

Cruz was most recently seen in Fox’s “The Counselor.” She is repped by CAA, Untitled Entertainment and Kuranda Management.

News was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.

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- Justin Kroll

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Trailer & Posters For Ridley Scott’s Biblical ‘Exodus: Gods And Kings’ Unleashed

9 July 2014 11:37 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

After a very disappointing collaboration with novelist Cormac McCarthy on The Counsellor last year, Ridley Scott is back to his epic ways of film-making with Exodus: Gods And Kings. Starring Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton, the film is based on the exodus of The Israelites from Egypt led by Moses, and it also relates to The Old Testament Book Of Exodus.

From what the trailer shows, Ridley Scott seems to be on very firm ground as he dramatises the battle between Moses and Ramses II. Christian Bale dons an impressive beard as he plays Moses, while The Great Gatsby’s Joel Edgerton makes an astonishing transformation as Ramses II and with no Whitney Huston-esque soundtrack in sight though like 1998′s The Prince Of Egypt – which is probably a good thing!

Here’s that trailer and scroll down for the posters – which may need a little work before the film is »

- Louise Tooth

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First Trailer & Posters for Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings with Christian Bale & Joel Edgerton

9 July 2014 1:45 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Following an Oscar nod for his work on American Hustle last year, Christian Bale could well be in line for similar recognition this December when Ridley Scott unveils his biblical epic, Exodus: Gods and Kings.

The film is set to retell the story of Moses leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt, and is sure to have one of the biggest scopes of any film this year.

Joel Edgerton and Aaron Paul top the ensemble cast as Rhamses and Joshua, respectively, with John Turturro, Ben Kingsley, and Sigourney Weaver rounding out the rest.

Scott is directing from a script first co-written by Bill Coolage and Adam Cooper (Assassin’s Creed, Tower Heist), with Oscar winner Steven Zaillian (Moneyball, Schindler’s List) hired to do a subsequent rewrite.

Scott is coming off the back of The Counselor, received with mixed reviews last year. Before that, it was the equally-mixed Prometheus, so »

- Kenji Lloyd

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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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Epic First Exodus: Gods And Kings Trailer Pits Bale Vs. Edgerton

8 July 2014 5:06 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Director Ridley Scott is now pushing 80 years old, but, if anything, his increased age is only helping his productivity. With both Prometheus and The Counselor, the director has had a feature in theaters two years in a row now - and in 2014 he's going for the hat trick. Exodus: Gods and Kings, the latest directorial effort from Scott, will be arriving in theaters this December, and today the first footage has been delivered online. Posted by Apple, the new trailer paints Exodus as a wide-sweeping epic with some really kick-ass visual effects at play - but at its heart it appears to be a much more intimate story. Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton star as Moses and Rhamses, respectively, two men who grew up as brothers but were divided as adults by their personal heritage. If you know your Torah/Bible, you know that what will happen is that Moses »

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Cameron Diaz says she goes full frontal with Jason Segel in Sex Tape

2 July 2014 12:05 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Even if she hasn't made too many films worth watching in the last few years, Cameron Diaz is and always will be a hottie. Whether it be her debut in The Mask, her underoos in Charlie's Angels, or her sexpot turn in Bad Teacher, Diaz has made a career out of being sexy. But, we have yet to see much aside from her having sex with the hood of a car in last year's The Counselor. While Jake Kasdan's Sex Tape looks like a fun, raunchy comedy, the odds of actually getting to see some nudity from »

- Alex Maidy

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Check Out The First Image From Michael Fassbender’s Slow West

29 June 2014 12:22 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Fresh off the overwhelming success of X-Men: Days of Future Past and 12 Years a Slave, the first image of Michael Fassbender’s in his latest project, Slow West, has surfaced. The film – which also features The Road’s Kodi Smit-McPhee – was actually shot towards the back end of last year and sees Fassbender team up with director John Maclean, with whom he has previously collaborated on two short films.

For those unfamiliar with Slow West, here’s the official plot synopsis:

Set at the end of the 19th Century, Slow West is an American western filtered through the eyes of European filmmaking. The story centers on 17 year old Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) who has traveled from Scotland to Colorado to be reunited with the woman with whom he is infatuated. He is quickly confronted by the dangers of the frontier and so teams up with a mysterious traveler named Silas »

- Dale Barham

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Welcome to the Academy. 10 Interesting Invitations

26 June 2014 1:10 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The Academy welcomes its new members at an invite only event in September, just as we begin to feel the rumblings of Oscar buzz everywhere.

While not every person nominated for the first time for an Oscar in any given year is invited to join the next year (isn't that weird?) it's common practice that they are. So new names like Lupita Nyong'o, Barkhad Abdi, and more established actors like Sally Hawkins and June Squibb will all be voting for the first time this coming season after walking the red carpets as nominees. That's expected. What's far more interesting is the people invited in any given year that have not been nominated.

Here are ten names I want to highlight because they're interesting invitations for one reason or another.

Sean Bobbitt - Cinematographer (12 Years a Slave) - egregiously snubbed last year which might have done it but that's not his only beautifully shot film. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Matt Damon-starring The Martian is Ridley Scott's next project

25 June 2014 7:49 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Martian will be Ridley Scott's next project.

Matt Damon will star in 20th Century Fox's sci-fi adventure, which Simon Kinberg has said will begin shooting in the autumn.

The X-Men: Days Of Future Past writer - who will serve as a producer on the project - broke the news to Jeff Goldsmith.

Kinberg initially brought the project to Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard, who later dropped out to work on Spider-Man spinoff film Sinister Six.

The Martian will see Damon as an astronaut stranded on a Mars colony while Nasa attempts to mount a rescue.

Scott also has the Prometheus sequel lined up. His most recent directorial outing was on flop The Counsellor. »

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Edgar Ramirez in the Running for Doctor Strange Role

24 June 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

When Marvel hired Scott Derrickson to direct their upcoming Doctor Strange movie, my first thought was, I hope he casts Édgar Ramírez. Turns out, he might! Ramírez is doing press for the Derrickson-directed thriller Deliver Us From Evil, and IGN asked him if the director had approached him about a role in the Marvel movie. The actor said,

"We’re talking. We’ve been talking."

I would like Ramírez to be in all the things, so I am hoping that means he is about to sign on to star in Doctor Strange. But the actor wouldn't elaborate on what exactly they've been talking about, so it could mean that he joins Jared Leto, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Tom Hardy on the short (but apparently growing) list of actors up for the titular role, or it could mean that he is in the running to play Doctor Strange’s nemesis Baron Mordo, »

- Mily Dunbar

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Sex Tape – “The Chase to Erase” featurette

24 June 2014 3:13 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony Pictures has released a new featurette for Sex Tape, the upcoming comedy from director Jake Kasdan (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Bad Teacher), which stars Cameron Diaz (Bad Teacher, The Counselor) and Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, How I Met Your Mother); check it out below…

When Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) first got together, their romantic connection was intense – but ten years and two kids later, the flame of their love needs a spark. To kick things up a notch, they decide – why not? – to make a video of themselves trying out every position in The Joy of Sex in one marathon three-hour session. It seems like a great idea – until they discover that their most private video is no longer private. With their reputations on the line, they know they’re just one click away from being laid bare to the world… but as »

- Luke Owen

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‘The Liberator’ Trailer – Édgar Ramírez Fights For Venezuela as Simón Bolívar

13 June 2014 3:32 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After astounding in Carlos, we’ve been waiting for Édgar Ramírez to take on a role that lived up to that early promise. While he elevates studio fare he’s in (Wrath of the Titans) and has us wishing he has bigger parts in great films (The Counselor, Zero Dark Thirty), he’s now getting a lead role as Simón […] »

- Jordan Raup

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