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Colin Firth and Matthias Schoenaerts to headline submarine disaster movie “Kursk”

Most audiences wouldn’t think of war, or disaster movies and Oscar winning actor Colin Firth in the same sentence. However, it appears that Firth is looking to shake things up by headling the upcoming film “Kursk.” Variety is reporting that Firth will star in the film with Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts, best known for his turns in […]

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Rosa Salazar to star James Cameron’s “Alita: Battle Angel” adaptation

James Cameron is notorious for taking a while in between his projects. Cameron hasn’t directed a film since “Avatar” in 2009, and before that he hadn’t directed a narrative film since “Titanic” in 1997. However, Cameron has been equally quiet as a producer outside of a handful of documentaries, but that looks to be changing. Collider is now […]

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Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals” gets an awards friendly release date

After Focus Features purchased distribution rights for more than $20 million at Cannes last year, anticipation has been building for Tom Ford‘s followup to “A Single Man.” With the news today, it seems the feeling was warranted. According to Variety,  Focus Features has officially set the film for a November 18th limited release date, with plans to expand to […]

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John Hawkes and Octavia Spencer headline Thriller “Small Town Crime”

The Hollywood Reporter announced that John Hawkes, Octavia Spencer, Anthony Anderson and Robert Forester have joined the cast of an upcoming crime drama, “Small Town Crime.” The film will be directed by Eshom and Ian Nelms (previously directed Waffle Street) and Spencer will also serve as a producer on the film. She has actually produced a pair […]

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Netflix officially announces “The Little Prince” release date, releases new trailer

For those of us anticipating “The Little Prince” adaptation from Mark Osborne, director of “Kung Fu Panda,” good news has finally come. According to Entertainment Weekly, Netflix has officially announced a release date for the stop-motion/CGI animation hybrid, which will release in theaters and on the streaming service on August 5th. The film follows the story of […]

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Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz in talks to star in an Asghar Farhadi Spanish Language Thriller

Since 2011, Asghar Farhadi has been on a roll. This year “The Salesman,” based on Arthur Miller’s iconic “Death of A Salesman” play, took home both Actor (Shahab Hosseini) and Screenplay awards at Cannes. His 2011 film, “A Seperation” was nominated for a Best Original Screenplay Oscar, won both the Golden Globe and Oscar for Best Foreign […]

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Amazon announces new pilots starring Kelsey Grammer, Matt Bomer, Lauren Ambrose and more

Amazon has been busy at work to establish itself as another viable streaming service. By giving audiences the power to choose their favorite shows, series like “Transparent” and “Man in the High Castle” have made their way to audiences. Still, while “Transparent” looks to become an even stronger series in this year’s Emmy race, the streaming […]

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Scott Haze Joins Firefighter Drama ‘No Exit’ with Miles Teller, Josh Brolin

  Frequent James Franco collaborator Scott Haze is joining Josh Brolin and Miles Teller for Yarnell Hill firefighter drama “No Exit.” The film, which is to be directed by Joseph Kosinski (“TRON: Legacy,” “Oblivion”), will follow the Granite Mountain Hotshots, real-life firefighters sent to battle a vicious wildfire. The fire, which was started by lightning in […]

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Watergate Film ‘Felt’ Finds its Woodward in Julian Morris

  Watergate thriller “Felt” has found one-half of the famous duo Woodward and Bernstein for the film. Julian Morris (“Hand of God,” “New Girl”) will portray Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward in the film, according to Deadline. “Felt,” from writer/director Peter Landesman (“Concussion”), tells the Watergate story from the perspective of the Washington Post’s infamous […]

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Simon Pegg, Mike Myers Join Margot Robbie for Noir Thriller ‘Terminal’

  Frequent funny guys Simon Pegg and Mike Myers are on board for the noir thriller “Terminal,” according to The Hollywood Reporter, who first broke the news. The pair, as well as Max Irons and Dexter Fletcher, will join previously announced star Margot Robbie, who stars next in August’s highly anticipated “Suicide Squad” alongside Will Smith […]

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National Board of Review Chooses 2017 Date for Awards Gala

  Next year’s awards calendar is quickly booking up. The National Board of Review announced today that Jan. 4, 2017 will be its date for its annual film awards gala. The NBRs quick start awards season each year, as it is usually one of the first organizations to announce its winners in early December. The […]

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Reports Say Michael Keaton Cast as Vulture in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

  Looks like Michael Keaton got caught in the spider’s web after all. Last month it was reported that the “Birdman” and “Spotlight” star was in talks for Marvel and Sony’s “Spider-Man” reboot, “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” It was later reported that the negotiations had fallen through. Now, it appears things are back on, with Deadline reporting […]

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Cannes Film Festival Winners Include Xavier Dolan, Olivier Assayas, and Asghar Farhadi

The Cannes Film Festival handed out their awards this weekend.  We’ll be having a follow-up piece to assess the Oscar chances.  Look for that later today. Palme d’Or I, Daniel Blake, dir: Ken Loach Grand Prize Xavier Dolan, It’s Only The End Of The World Best Director TIE Cristian Mungiu, Graduation Olivier Assayas, Personal Shopper […]

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Box Office: Superheroes and Super Bros are no match for Angry Birds

(MAY 20 – MAY 22, 2016 estimates) The Angry Birds Movie (Opening) – $39,000,000 Captain America: Civil War (Week 3) – $33,114,000 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (Opening) – $21,790,000 The Nice Guys (Opening) – $11,270,000 The Jungle Book (Week 6) – $11,017,000 Money Monster (Week 2) – $7,080,000 The Darkness (Week 2) – $2,363,000 Zootopia […]

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John Singleton’s ‘Boyz N the Hood’ Leads Academy’s June Programming Slate for LA and NYC

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy today announced its June slate of Los Angeles and New York programs: a “Boyz N the Hood” 25th anniversary celebration, a digital restoration premiere of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rebecca” and a 60th anniversary screening of the George Stevens epic “Giant.”  The events will be highlighted by onstage discussions with a […]