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Doc Jensen on 'The Strain' -- and when real life interrupts TV

4 August 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Horror has come in a variety of flavors this summer: Gory. Existential. Sharknado. FX’s The Strain is geek Neapolitan—a combo of all three. It’s a high-concept monster mash—a vampire takeover thing restated as a zombie plague thing—that revels in body ick and clever ironies. This is a show that gets its shocks and jollies from having a goth rocker—a prick raconteur who’s only in it for the “p—y”—accidentally flush his balls down the toilet after his infected body abruptly decides to shed them, leaving him looking like Marilyn Manson on the cover of Mechanical Animals. »

- Jeff Jensen

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'How to Train Your Dragon 2' deserves to be in the Best Picture Oscar discussion

6 June 2014 10:34 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Earlier this week I wrote about the whole of DreamWorks Animation, which came after I — no joke — revisited all 28 features released by the studio so far and attended a screening of the studio's latest, "How to Train Your Dragon 2" (hitting theaters next week). That hotly anticipated sequel, which bowed at the Cannes Film Festival last month, comfortably took the top spot, with the 2010 original firmly at #2. Because these, to me, are the crowning achievements of DreamWorks so far. I imagine the campaigns behind such competitors as "The Lego Movie" (Warner Bros.) and the still unseen "Boxtrolls" (Focus Features) would cringe at reading something like what I'm about to write, but I'm going to write it anyway: the Best Animated Feature Film Oscar race seems all but over, and I really have to say, I think "Dragon 2" deserves to be in the Best Picture conversation later this year as well. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Joy Firmed Up as David O. Russell’s Next Film; December 25, 2015 Release Set

6 June 2014 9:43 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It appears that David O. Russell has settled on his next project.  Earlier this year, we learned that Russell was developing a biopic about Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano as a star vehicle for frequent collaborator Jennifer Lawrence.  It looks like the film, titled Joy, has now been firmed up as Russell’s next movie, as 20th Century Fox has set a December 25, 2015 release date for the project.  Long Island native Mangano was a single mother of three when she developed the prototype for her Miracle Mop in 1990.  The product became a huge seller on QVC when Mangano went on air to pitch it, and she now has over 100 patents and a key role on the Home Shopping Network.  Hit the jump for more. Though its still a ways away, December 2015 is already starting to get pretty crowded.  X-Mas with Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt kicks off the month on December 11th, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Jeffrey Katzenberg on 'Dragon' sequels and how Marvel is DreamWorks' new competition

21 May 2014 4:44 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Cannes - Jeffrey Katzenberg had quite the Cannes. "How To Train Your Dragon 2" played out of competition with a standing ovation from the festival faithful and he found himself awarded Commander of the Order Of Arts And Letters by the French government. It all coincides with the 20th Anniversary of DreamWorks (although DreamWorks' first animated film didn't arrive until 1998) and was some welcome good news for Katzenberg and Dwa. One of the most influential and powerful entertainment executives in the world, Katzenberg took an hour over the weekend for an intimate sitdown with HitFix, Indiewire and Movie City News. It was a frank conversation touching on everything from the future of the global marketplace, the new competition for animated films, the future of his slate, the future of the "Dragon" franchise and just how and when Dwa will jump back into movie musicals. Directed and written once again by Dean DeBlois, »

- Gregory Ellwood

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In a Nutshell: Age Of Uprising

2 March 2014 11:53 AM, PST | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

Mads Mikkelsen is one of the most engaging actors in the world right now, and if you've yet to check out TVs Hannibal then what are you waiting for, an invitation to dinner? So it's easy to see why distributors might be lining up to release his theatrical outings. Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas is not your typical blood-soaked medieval epic, nor is it a good example of Mikkelsen's undisputed screen presence. It's a long, hard slog through the marshes of cinematic wasteland, an emotional vacuum that could've been and should've been so much more. The film takes us back to 16th century France, where Michael Kohlhaas is making a living as a horse dealer. He lives with his wife and daughter in the peaceful, picturesque countryside. Things take a turn for the worse when a rapacious baron seizes his livelihood and defiles his family's honour. Kohlhaas »

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In a Nutshell: Age Of Uprising

2 March 2014 11:53 AM, PST | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

Mads Mikkelsen is one of the most engaging actors in the world right now, and if you've yet to check out TVs Hannibal then what are you waiting for, an invitation to dinner? So it's easy to see why distributors might be lining up to release his theatrical outings. Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas is not your typical blood-soaked medieval epic, nor is it a good example of Mikkelsen's undisputed screen presence. It's a long, hard slog through the marshes of cinematic wasteland, an emotional vacuum that could've been and should've been so much more. The film takes us back to 16th century France, where Michael Kohlhaas is making a living as a horse dealer. He lives with his wife and daughter in the peaceful, picturesque countryside. Things take a turn for the worse when a rapacious baron seizes his livelihood and defiles his family's honour. Kohlhaas »

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Marvel Begins Director Search for 'Doctor Strange'

20 February 2014 7:13 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While fans still have three Marvel Phase Two movies coming in the next two years (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron), the studio is already prepping its Phase Three slate, which kicks off with Edgar Wright's Ant-Man in 2015. Marvel is currently seeking directors for their only other confirmed Phase Three movie, Doctor Strange, with Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), Mark Andrews (Brave), Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) and Dean Israelite (Welcome to Yesterday) currently in contention.

The studio has either already met with these filmmakers, or are about to meet with them in the coming weeks. Marvel is also seeking screenwriters to work in tandem with a director to develop the story together, or a filmmaker who can both write and direct. Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger (Kung Fu Panda, Kung Fu Panda 2, Kung Fu Panda 3) are in contention to write the script, »

- MovieWeb

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Universal Signs Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson For ‘Pitch Perfect 2′

6 February 2014 3:26 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Universal Pictures and Gold Circle, which just set Elizabeth Banks to helm Pitch Perfect 2, has signed the two core performers in the original sleeper, making deals with Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson to reprise.  The film will be released May 15, 2015. The original spawned  ”Cups”, a single that made Kendrick a triple platinum recording artist with combined sales of a little less than 3 million units. Kendrick just wrapped Into The Woods for Disney. Wilson has been on fire since the breakout turn in Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect. She stars in her ABC series creation Super Fun Night, Night At The Museum 3, She’s F***ing Perfect and Kung Fu Panda 3 and hosted the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. Kay Cannon is back writing the sequel and Paul Brooks is producing with Banks and Max Handelman. Universal’s Peter Cramer is overseeing. »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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Rebel Wilson Knows If ‘He’s F-king Perfect’

12 January 2014 10:09 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Comedic actress Rebel Wilson has signed on to star alongside Amanda Seyfried in Universal R-rated comedy He’S F-ing Perfect.  She will play the friend who Amanda Seyfried convinces to dump her boyfriend so she can date him instead – sounds like a great friend to us! Wilson has had a busy year filming ABC’s TV game show Super Fun Night and doing voice-over work on Kung Fu Panda 3.  She’ll have to fit in filming He’S F-king Perfect around shooting the sequel to Pitch Perfect, which has been announced for a 2015 release date, and a recently-announced role in Night At The Museum 3.

Known for her work on adult comedy shorts including Fifty Shades Of Blue, Vacation Sex and Touching Ourselves this is screenwriter Lauren Kahn’s first feature script and she’s joined by first time feature director Jake Szymanski and a solid production team of Will Ferrell, »

- Victoria Bull

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