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Hayes Brothers, Joel Silver Teaming on Horror Film (Exclusive)

Hayes Brothers, Joel Silver Teaming on Horror Film (Exclusive)
The Hayes brothers, the sibling duo behind “The Conjuring,” are teaming up with producer Joel Silver on an original horror movie.

Details are being kept under wraps, but the film is being set at Sony, where Columbia Pictures executive vice president of creative production Palak Patel will oversee the development. The brothers, Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes, have a busy dance card. They’ve been contracted to write the third installment of the “Journey to the Center of the Earth” series, and they’ve established themselves as among the preeminent creative forces in the horror genre. In addition to “The Conjuring,” the Hayes brothers have written “The Crucifixion,” “The Reaping,” and “House of Wax.”

Silver is best known as the producer of “Die Hard,” “Sherlock Holmes,” and “The Matrix.” He’s working with Sony on a remake of “Superfly,” the ’70s crime classic. Patel is involved in bringing that project to the screen as well. Before joining
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James and Dave Franco interview: The Disaster Artist

Ben Mortimer Nov 29, 2017

The Franco brothers chat to us about The Disaster Artist, The Room and Tommy Wiseau...

The story of the 'Citizen Kane of bad movies', The Disaster Artist, has been brought to the screen by writer-director James Franco, who takes the lead role in the film. And Dave Franco, who is the co-lead. The two brothers tell the tale of The Room, Tommy Wiseau's infamous bad movie that's become a cult hit. And on the promotional tour for the movie, they spared us some time for a natter...

[The interview begins with just Dave at the table, as James is chatting with a group of publicists the other side of the room.]

You’ve spent the last day or so bouncing from interview to interview, haven’t you?

Df: We spent the last month and a half or so bouncing from interview to interview.

That must be exhausting.

Df: It is, it is, but it could be worse. At least we like the movie. The alternative is not fun.

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10 Best Movies to See in December: 'Last Jedi,' New Paul Thomas Anderson and More

10 Best Movies to See in December: 'Last Jedi,' New Paul Thomas Anderson and More
We've finally come to the end of 2017, which means: lots of under-the-wire Oscar hopefuls! The return of the Bellas! A brand spankin' new Star Wars! Along with the final push of awards contenders (Steven Spielberg! Paul Thomas Anderson! Guillermo del Toro!), viewers can look forward to a pair of biopics about ethically compromised women, two vastly different musicals and the Rock taking on motorcycle-riding warriors and a safari's worth of jungle creatures. Oh, and James Franco giving what may arguably be the single greatest performance of the year. Yes, you read that sentence correctly.
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Mariah Carey Reflects on How Dreams of a ‘Show Business Life’ Were Realized

Mariah Carey Reflects on How Dreams of a ‘Show Business Life’ Were Realized
After five Grammy award wins, enough No.1 hit singles to create a whole album (the aptly titled “#1s” released in 1998, followed by the updated “#1 to Infinity” in 2015) and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, singer-songwriter-producer-actress Mariah Carey is about to get her feet wet.

On Nov. 1, she will stick them and her hands in cement at the Chinese Theatre forecourt, joining an exalted group of notables with her latest star turn.

Even with a long list of accolades behind her and a number of upcoming projects ahead of her, being immortalized alongside legends such as Marilyn Monroe, one of her own idols, is not an event Carey takes lightly. “I have this picture of Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell when they were doing their imprint ceremony. It’s an iconic photograph, and I have it hanging in my living room,” Carey says. “It’s something that feels humbling, and I feel honored by it.
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‘Venom’ Movie Lands Michelle Williams to Star Opposite Tom Hardy

With the film’s release only about a year away, Ruben Fleischer’s Venom has added another name to its cast. Variety reports that Michelle Williams has signed on to star opposite Tom Hardy in the upcoming superhero spinoff. Per Variety, “sources say Williams would play a district attorney and possibly Hardy’s love interest. Venom is a big change of pace of Williams, who usually opts to work with auteurs or at least directors with a strong point of view and tone. Her last blockbuster was 2011’s Oz the Great and Powerful, which at least offered her the …
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Michelle Williams to Star in ‘Venom’ Opposite Tom Hardy

Michelle Williams to Star in ‘Venom’ Opposite Tom Hardy
Michelle Williams is in talks to star opposite Tom Hardy in Sony’s “Venom” movie.

Riz Ahmed is also on board with Ruben Fleischer directing.

Sources say Williams would play a district attorney and possibly Hardy’s love interest. Sony had no comment on the casting.

Sony execs and Fleischer had been meeting with multiple actresses for the part for the past month, with production beginning next month. Sony recently released the trailer for Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World,” which is already generation Oscar buzz for Williams.

The studio has already made it clear that “Venom” will play no part in the Spider-Man universe, and that the film will stand on its own.

Scott Rosenberg (“Jumanji”) and Jeff Pinkner (“The Dark Tower”) will write the script for “Venom,” with Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach producing the movie, along with Amy Pascal. Palak Patel and Eric Fineman are overseeing the project for Columbia Pictures.

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Rian Johnson “Entirely Focused” On The Last Jedi; No Plans To Direct Star Wars: Episode IX

With Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) off the project entirely, Star Wars: Episode IX is in need of a new director.

For the second time in three months, Lucasfilm announced a high-profile departure from the Star Wars franchise, after the prestigious studio parted ways with erstwhile Han Solo directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller amid creative differences. With Episode IX, it’s a little different.

Filming on the 2019 sequel wasn’t set to begin until January of next year, but subsequent reports have claimed that the relationship between Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow had become “unmanageable,” with some even going so far as to suggest that the filmmaker was “egotistical” and “unbearable.” Harsh words, but one way or another, it’s clear that problems started to arise fairly early on in the creative process – hence the hiring of screenwriter Jack Thorne (Wonder) to polish Episode IX‘s script.

Looking to the future,
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Finn's Secret Mission Begins in Latest Look at Star Wars 8

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Finn's Secret Mission Begins in Latest Look at Star Wars 8
The Last Jedi throws Finn and newcomer Rose Tico into the world of high-rollers at the Canto Bight Casino in a recently released image from the upcoming movie. The news comes after the announcement that Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have officially parted ways under the creative differences umbrella, which is something that Last Jedi director Rian Johnson claims he never ran into while making his new Star Wars movie. The latest issue of Empire Magazine shares this immersive image of Canto Bight as well as Johnson's experience on working with Disney and Lucasfilm.

Previously we had learned some new information about Poe's alterations to his X-Wing fighter from Empire Magazine and now they're sharing a picture of Finn and Rose in the Canto Bight Casino. According to the article, the scene on the planet Cantonica takes place about midway through Star Wars: The Last Jedi and is said to be
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The 20 Best Crime Films of the 21st Century, From ‘Memento’ to ‘Zodiac’

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The 20 Best Crime Films of the 21st Century, From ‘Memento’ to ‘Zodiac’
No genre illustrates the evolution of cinema better than the crime film. As recently as the ’90s, Hollywood regularly released stories of cops-and-robber showdowns and mystery-thrillers based on best-selling novels — but as the middle class continues to disappear from Hollywood films, smart crime stories moved to television (see: “The Sopranos,” “The Wire,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Night Of,” et. al.).

Outside the studios, there is a longstanding tradition – from the B-movies to the Coen brothers – of new directors showcasing their filmmaking chops with dark, stylish, and intense crime sagas. A surge of new filmmakers in the ’90s brought fresh interpretations to the genre, from the pastiche of “Reservoir Dogs” to the unnerving realism in “Boyz n the Hood.”

Read MoreThe 50 Best Films of the ’90s, From ‘Pulp Fiction’ to ‘Groundhog Day

These days, many of the best contemporary directors — including Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Mann, the Coens, Park Chan-wook and Spike Lee – still love the genre,
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Grey’s Anatomy Season 14 To Show More Of Owen’s Sister But With A New Look

According to a couple of reports out there, we’re about to see a lot more of Owen’s sister Megan Hunt in the upcoming season 14! However, she will look quite different from the Megan that we saw in a couple of the season 13 flashbacks. The reason for this is because the actress who played her Bridget Regan will not be able to continue the role due to some scheduling conflicts. She’s currently a series regular on TNT’s “The Last Ship.” So, that’s got her all tied up. Instead, we’re going to see current NBC “Timeless” actress Abigail Spencer (above right) fill the role. According to TV Line, Timeless isn’t scheduled to start filming until November 2017 so that gave her a little extra time to jump in and tackle this Megan Hunt role. According to what we were shown in the season 13 flashbacks, Megan Hunt
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Comic-Con 2017: NBC’s Midnight, Texas Events Include Immersive 4D Experience & Live Tarot Card Readings

The place where only outsiders fit in is now at San Diego Comic-Con as NBC and Universal Television have plenty of Midnight, Texas events underway, including an immersive 4D experience and live tarot card readings:

Press Release: Universal City, Calif. – July 7, 2017 – NBC and Universal Television head to San Diego Comic-Con with a star-studded panel for the anticipated new supernatural thriller “Midnight, Texas” and take-over the entire Gaslamp Square with one of the largest interactive fan experiences yet. “Midnight,Texas” premieres immediately following Comic-Con weekend on Monday, July 24 at 10 P.M. Et/Pt on NBC.

NBC is also offering an exclusive fan opportunity to meet the cast of “Midnight, Texas” and best-selling author Charlaine Harris at a special book-signing of ‘Midnight Crossroads,’ the book that inspired the television series. The book signing will be held on Friday, July 21 from 5:45-7 p.m. at the Gas & Go pop-up station adjacent to the Tin Fish Gaslamp restaurant.
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War For The Planet Of The Apes & The Rise & Rise Of Intelligent Sci-Fi

Author: Dave Roper

Science Fiction has been with us for as long as we’ve had cinema. Méliès made his Trip to the Moon, Lang built and displayed his dystopian Metropolis and Jules Verne’s rich science fiction novels fed into cinema’s early efforts to showcase the fantastical.

Thankfully, cinema’s relationship with science fiction has also generally proved to be intelligent and thought-provoking. Spectacle, as with the disaster epics of Irwin Allen’s 1970’s heyday, has always had its place, but alongside that films as diverse as Planet of the Apes, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Metropolis, Soylent Green and Invasion of the Body Snatchers gave us much to consider about human nature, society and our relationship with our fragile planet.

More recently, Independence Day, Armageddon, War of the Worlds, Mars Attacks, Men in Black and even more sci-fi inflected comic book entries like Guardians of the Galaxy,
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Movies to Show My Son: ‘Spider-Man 2′

Welcome to another installment of Movies to Show My Son. This is the blog series where I discuss movies I can’t wait to show my son in the future. I’ll be covering my own personal experience with the movie, movie and life lessons I hope he will learn, and lastly my concerns about showing said film. This week’s film is Spider-Man 2.

My Memories:

When I think back to when I first saw Spider-Man 2 I become nostalgic for a much simpler time watching movies. Comic book movies were in their infancy and no one was complaining about superhero fatigue. There was just unmitigated excitement for the next big movie we were going to get. I remember even thinking Daredevil was a good movie the first time I saw it just because I was excited to see these characters on the big screen. Also, we were having
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HBO Films Developing ‘The Color Of Cola’ Based On Book On How Pepsi Broke Racial Barriers In 1940s America

HBO Films has put in development The Color of Cola, based on Stephanie Capparell’s nonfiction book The Real Pepsi Challenge, an account of how Pepsi broke racial barriers in 1940s America. Mitchell Kapner (Oz the Great and Powerful) will pen the film adaptation. The logline: In 1947, Pepsi CEO Walter Mack hired National Urban League staffer Edward F. Boyd to do something no major American company had done before: assemble an all-black national sales team to focus on the…
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Director Rian Johnson Retained Creative Control While Filming Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Rian Johnson is a filmmaker who cut his teeth on crime drama (Brick) and caper comedy (The Brothers Bloom), along with top-tier television thanks to his celebrated work on multiple episodes of AMC’s Breaking Bad series. When pulled together, it makes for a remarkably diverse body of work, but it was ultimately Johnson’s lack of blockbuster experience that meant he was viewed as a curious choice to take on Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Before plotting a course for Disney’s galaxy far, far away, the closest Rian Johnson had come to a big-budget science fiction pic was Looper, the criminally under-appreciated genre gem of 2012 starring Bruce Willis and Joesph Gordon-Levitt. But low and behold, Johnson is the one marshalling The Last Jedi toward its December 15th due date, and though one might assume that the Powers That Be would make their presence felt on set, the director took to Twitter (via Screen Rant) to reaffirm that he ostensibly retained full creative control over Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

That same issue of creative control reared its head late last night, when it was revealed that Disney had formally parted ways with Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the erstwhile directors of the Han Solo Anthology movie. Subsequent reports have all but confirmed that Lord and Miller were fired after repeated clashes with screenwriters Jon and Lawrence Kasden concerning the tone and style of 2018’s Star Wars tentpole.

With The Last Jedi, it’s a little different in the sense that Rian Johnson is directing from his own script and here, the filmmaker stepped in to allay concerns over potential studio meddling:

I had as much creative control on Tlj as I've ever had on any of my own movies.

Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) June 21, 2017

Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens December 15th, 2017. As for the Han Solo spinoff, Disney and Lucasfilm have drafted up a list of potential replacements, which purportedly includes Ron Howard, Joe Johnston, and the aforementioned Lawrence Kasdan.
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Alien: Covenant’s Billy Crudup Reportedly Bows Out Of The Flash

Just when you thought The Flash had turned a corner, it’s now been claimed that Billy Crudup (Alien: Covenant) is no longer attached to play the part of Barry Allen’s old man, Henry Allen.

That potentially disconcerting detail was buried in yesterday’s report from Entertainment Weekly alleging that Robert Zemeckis has now officially entered talks to direct. Known for his pioneering work in visual effects (see: The Walk, The Polar Express, and Back to the Future), Zemeckis is purportedly not the only filmmaker in contention for the gig, after it was revealed that both Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) and Sam Raimi have cropped up on Warner’s shortlist.

Considering that he was first linked with The Flash‘s solo outing late last month, coupled with his relatively sparse slate, common logic would dictate that Zemeckis has emerged as the studio’s number-one target. And that
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The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson Not Involved In The Script For Star Wars: Episode IX

Soon after the dust settled from The Force Awakens, and the Internet slowly began to pull itself together once more, J.J. Abrams was quoted as saying that the screenplay for The Last Jedi – then known as simply Star Wars: Episode VIII – was so good, so compelling, that he wish he had the chance to direct December’s upcoming sequel himself.

Of course, that onus has since been placed on Rian Johnson, director of Looper, Brick and various episodes of Breaking Bad. And though early rumors claimed Johnson had a hand in writing the script for Star Wars: Episode IX, the filmmaker took to Twitter earlier this week to set the record straight. First spotted by Cbm, one curious fan asked Rian Johnson if he penned an early treatment for Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow – the creative driving force behind Episode IX – to which he replied:

@mattpeto That's old info,
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The Lego Batman Movie Blu-ray details announced

Warner Bros. has just revealed when fans can bring The Lego Batman Movie home with them. The animated hit will be available to purchase via Digital HD on May 19th before making its Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD release on June 13th. It will arrive in the UK on June 19th.

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WB also revealed what special features we can expect from The Lego Batman Movie Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, 3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack. The features are:

Original Animation Shorts Dark Hoser Batman is Just Not That Into You Cooking with Alfred Movie Sound Effects: How Do They Do That? The Master: A Lego Ninjago Short Deleted Scenes Featurettes One Brick at a Time: Making the Lego Batman Movie Inside Wayne Manor Brick by Brick: Making of the Lego Batman Behind the Brick Me and
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Evidence Continues To Mount That Disney Is Plotting An Obi-Wan Star Wars Spinoff

Was there ever any doubt that Disney has drawn up massive plans for the future of its Star Wars franchise? Exactly one week ago, we brought you the news that the Mouse House has essentially outlined a roadmap for the series that’ll lead to another 15 years of Star Wars movies, starting with the release of The Last Jedi this December. If it wasn’t already, Disney’s $4 billion acquisition of Lucasfilm back in 2012 is beginning to look like a shrewd bit of business.

To date, we know that the next chapter in the Skywalker saga – one headed up by Brick and Looper director Rian Johnson – will be followed up by Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Han Solo anthology movie and Star Wars: Episode IX, the latter of which has appointed Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) at the helm. Beyond that, though, the future of Star Wars remains shrouded in mystery.
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Getting a Grip on ‘Evil Dead II’

Celebrating 30 years worth of fanaticism and community in the cult of Ashley ‘Ash’ Williams.

Thanks to our Star Trekian utopia of VOD insta-satisfaction (“Number One, slap The Greasy Strangler on the view screen!”), it’s becoming difficult to remember the ruthless savagery of that bygone VHS hunt. I spent far too many days roaming my hometown and neighboring cities chasing down lesser-known Kurosawas, the Critters sequels, and the seemingly always elusive pre-Mad Max apocalyptic mindfuck, A Boy and His Dog. Too often I had to settle for less, and rewatch Police Academy 4 instead of the highbrow hilarity of Zapped! cuz some other Scott Baio devotee had the local Power Video on stakeout. If your tastes in cinema aligned with the Blockbuster new release guarantee then you were golden, but us degenerates with a predilection for Roger Corman, and movies made before our births were doomed to the endless quest. Which, of
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