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Channing Tatum Attached to 'Gambit' Spin-Off from 'RoboCop' Writer

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:34:55 +0000

Earlier this year, X-Men franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner was talking about landing Channing Tatum to play the Cajun, kinetically charged mutant Gambit in his own spin-off film. Then the actor was confirmed to take the role in May, and we've just been waiting to see how it all plays out. Well, Deadline has more details with official word that Tatum is officially attached to the film at 20th Century Fox and the script will be written by RoboCop remake scribe Josh Zetumer, based on a treatment from Marvel Comics writer Chris Claremont, the man who created the cool character with Jim Lee back in 1990. More below! No matter how excited we are that Tatum is leading this film, we can't help but groan at the thought of the writer of the RoboCop remake writing this film. Hopefully the treatment from Chris Claremont helps guide it to a good place. Plus, there's always the chance that Zetumer's script was just ...

Watch: Video Runs Through All 'Cabin in the Woods' Movie Monsters

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:23:56 +0000

If you haven't yet given the horror flick The Cabin in the Woods a chance yet, it's available right now on Netflix Instant, and it's one of the best genre films of the past decade without a doubt. It uses familiar horror tropes while also giving them a reason to exist, and we don't want to explain any more than that if you're outside of the bubble of this film for some reason. Just take our word and watch it with some friends. Anyway, since the movie has been out for a coupe years, someone decided to dissect it a little further and focus on all the horror references made in the film, especially regarding all the monsters we see. Watch! Here's a guide to the horror references in The Cabin in the Woods from GoodBadFlicks: It's cool to see how intricately planned all of the horror elements of the film are from the monsters to the horror artifacts and more. Drew ...

Look at 14 of Our Favorite Movie-Themed Halloween 2014 Costumes

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:57:42 +0000

It's officially All Hallow's Eve, and since the night of terror falls on a Friday, you can be sure you'll see plenty of kids and adults alike out on the town looking for candy and alcohol (respectively, hopefully). And since this time of the year brings out some impressive ingenuity and creativity amongst movie fans, for the past couple years, we've featured some of our favorite movie-themed Halloween costumes (check out our lists for 2012 and 2013). So we're back again with some of our favorite costumes we found online. We just wanted to make sure they were mostly homemade! Because store bought costumes suck. Look now! Emmet from The LEGO Movie Ace Ventura from Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Darth Vader from Return of the Jedi Marty McFly from Back to the Future Part II The Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus Darla from Finding Nemo Mystique from X-Men Scotty P from We're the Millers (no, that's not the real actor) Buzz Lightyear and Woody from Toy Story Buddy the Elf, ...

Sound Off: Jake Gyllenhaal in Dan Gilroy's 'Nightcrawler' - Thoughts?

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:49:50 +0000

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "You have to make the money to buy a ticket." In theaters now is Dan Gilroy's Nightcrawler, a story set during nighttime in Los Angeles about a young man desperate for work who lands a career in late-night crime journalism. Jake Gyllenhaal plays Louis Bloom, who zooms around the city with his video camera hoping to capture footage of the biggest story he can find. The cast includes Bill Paxton as a competitor, Rene Russo as a TV station editor, and Riz Ahmed as his assistant "Rick". So how is it? The sleeper hit of the year? Or just plain disgusting? Gyllenhaal's best work? How does LA look? If you've seen it, post a comment with your own thoughts on Dan Gilroy's Nightcrawler. Spoiler Warning: We strongly urge everyone to actually see the film before reading ahead, as there may be spoilers below. We also encourage all commenters to keep major spoilers ...

Watch: 'Ghostbusters' Trailer Remade by Group of Middle Schoolers

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:32:17 +0000

It's Halloween, so it's the perfect time for some Ghostbusters fun, especially since this year is the 30th anniversary of the 1984 classic. This time we've got a sweded version of the original trailer for the film that was made by some middle school students from Raw Art Works, a nonprofit organization set up in Lynn, Massachusetts with an aim to encourage young people to tell stories through filmmaking. It's a fun little video that would make Michel Gondry proud as they use the real audio from the original Ghostbusters trailer and shot footage using whatever props they found, from NERF guns to toy cars. It's adorable. Watch! Here's the sweded trailer for Ghostbusters from Raw Art Works (found via THR): And for comparison, here's their sweded video side-by-side with the original trailer: University parapsychologists Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Dr. Raymond Stanz (Dan Aykroyd) and Dr. Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) lose a research grant when their experiment methodology is proven to be ...

Paramount Planning 'Annihilation' Thriller Directed by Alex Garland

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:09:02 +0000

This week we just saw two teaser trailers for Ex Machina, the directorial debut of Dredd and 28 Days Later screenwriter Alex Garland. And with the film poised to hit theaters in 2015, Garland is already lining up his next directing job. Variety reports Paramount Pictures has set Garland to direct Annihilation, an adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer's thriller novel of the same name, which the filmmaker will also adapt for the big screen himself. Annihilation, the first book in what is called The Southern Reach trilogy, was published in March and followed by Authority in May and Acceptance just last month. So what is the story all about? Here's the official synopsis of the first book in the trilogy: Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; the second expedition ended in mass suicide, the third expedition in ...

'Evil Dead' Remake Director Back with Sam Raimi for 'Man in the Dark'

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:37:59 +0000

Since it sounds like a sequel to the remake of Evil Dead isn't coming anytime soon (even though the film turned out to be a solid remake), director Fede Alvarez and producer Sam Raimi are teaming up for a new thriller. THR has word that Raimi and Alvarez are collaborating on A Man in the Dark, which the latter also co-wrote with Rodo Sayagues (the two got noticed for their awesome short Panic Attack! before co-writing Evil Dead). The film will focus on a group of three teenagers who are skilled in the execution of perfect home robberies. And when they set their sights on one final target, it seems like an easy enough job. The final job is the house of a blind man where millions of dollars are hidden, but instead of encountering an easy mark, the trio are pitted against an absolute psychopath with secrets of his own. That sounds like an awesome premise, and since it's ...

Must Read: Fascinating Profiles Explore the Mind of Christopher Nolan

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:16:13 +0000

"At the movies, we’re going to see someone else put on a show, and I feel a responsibility to put on the best show possible." This attitude is one of the many reasons we love him. As much as we adore Christopher Nolan, he still doesn't speak with online press at all. So instead, every time he releases a new movie, he does come out of the woodwork for a few interviews with newspapers/magazines and TV outlets. There's a new profile in NY Times Magazine called "The Exacting, Expansive Mind of Christopher Nolan" coming in at over 7,000 words and it's a must read. The writer goes into an incredible amount of depth and understanding, presenting a rare inside look at the filmmaker and the legendary status that surrounds him. My best suggestion - read both pieces right away, starting with the NY Times profile and then this WSJ follow-up (that does not have any Nolan quotes). The profile covers his ...

'Wonder Woman' Trilogy Planned as Gal Gadot Passes on 'Ben-Hur'

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:15:50 +0000

Earlier this month, Fast & Furious franchise star Gal Gadot was said to be circling a role in Paramount and MGM's remake of Ben-Hur. However, according to THR, it turns out the actress' previous commitment to become Wonder Woman in the imminently expanding DC Comcs cinematic universe will keep her from finalizing a deal due to scheduling not working out. In fact, it sounds like Gadot will be rather busy as the Amazonian superheroine because Bleeding Cool has learned that Warner Bros. has their sights set on making a Wonder Woman trilogy, and they even have rough details on the setting of each film. Read on! Since the first Wonder Woman doesn't hit theaters until June 23rd, 2017, it's still somewhat early in development, so take this as rumor for now. But if the report is to be believed, that first film will take a cue from Captain America: The First Avenger and will be a period set origin story of ...

Fran Kranz Tries to Solve the 'Murder of a Cat' in Indie Comedy Trailer

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:35:08 +0000

Some independent movies are worth seeking out. Others remain obscure and hidden for a reason, and that seems to be why we haven't heard anything about Murder of a Cat, an indie comedy starring Cabin in the Woods scene stealer Fran Kranz along with an interesting mix of supporting players. The film follows a harmless oddball who is thoroughly upset that someone has just murdered his best friend, a cat named Mouser. J.K. Simmons is the investigating officer, and he soon learns that the cat was seemingly leading a double life. Yeah, it's about as stupid as it sounds. Pretty much everyone in this movie is better than this. Here's the trailer for Gillian Greene's Murder of a Cat, originally from Apple: Murder of a Cat marks the feature directorial debut of Gillian Greene, working from a script by Robert Snow & Christian Magalhaes (both of the series"New Girl"). Produced by Sam Raimi, an offbeat detective story unfolds after a disgruntled ...

Review: Dan Gilroy's 'Nightcrawler' a Creative, Clever & Creepy Thriller

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:39:05 +0000

Beyond the glitz and glamour, there's a darkness surrounding Los Angeles that captivates moviegoers when it's presented in film. Writer/director Dan Gilroy understands this and realizes the darkness in its truest form with Nightcrawler, a crime drama that not only dishes on the grimiest of LA grime, but revels in it. With equal parts style, wit, and discomfort - the latter getting the slight edge, especially given the scuzzy-above-all-else performance from Jake Gyllenhaal - the film wallops the viewer's senses and expectations, a hint of satire pushing it well into the forefront of modern crime drama conversations, making it shine. Gilroy's lead character, Louis Bloom (Gyllenhaal), is a down-on-his-luck actor making his way through LA's dingy streets. When the film begins he's a common thief, stealing and then selling items like copper wiring and chain-link fencing. He scrounges for what little he can get despite his very clear ambition and ability to work. Bloom talks a good game, his actions giving everyone with which he comes ...

Ricky Gervais & Eric Bana Team for 'Special Correspondents' Remake

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:26:05 +0000

If Seth Rogen teaming up with Christian Bale for Danny Boyle's forthcoming biopic about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs wasn't weird enough, another peculiar collaboration is happening, this time in the world of comedy. Variety reports Ricky Gervais and Eric Bana will star in a remake of the French comedy Special Correspondents, the story of a struggling New York-based radio journalist (Bana) whose arrogance and decadent lifestyle has hindered his career. So he decides to fake front line war reports from the comfort of his hideout above a Spanish restaurant in Manhattan. So basically a funnier Wag the Dog. The original film actually followed French officials mobilizing to gain the release of two kidnapped journalists in Iraq, but only the victims know the crime has been faked. That actually sounds somewhat more interesting than premise of the remake, but this still sounds like it could be an interesting comedy. Gervais will write, direct and produce the film in addition to co-starring with ...

Watch: 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' Gets Pee-Wee Voiceover & More

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:59:14 +0000

It's been just over a week since the teaser trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron leaked online early, prompting Marvel to smartly officially release the trailer ahead of schedule, and then unveil a fun teaser scene with all of the superheroes trying to pick up Thor's hammer Mjolnir. The buzz has been insane for next summer's sequel to the unprecedented superhero assembly of 2012, and with Marvel just announcing all of their plans for Phase Three, fans are losing their minds. But there's still fun to be had at Marvel's expense, as some have taken The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer and made some fun parodies. Watch now! The most recent example hit just last night on "The Tonight Show" when Jimmy Fallon, known for impersonating the voice of Pee-Wee Herman to redo the voiceover on movie trailers, brought in Paul Reubens himself to do the job on The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. We wish that he just did ...

Darren Bousman, Neil Marshall & More to Tell 'Tales of Halloween'

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:26:37 +0000

The offerings on the big screen for Halloween this weekend are pretty weak with the only straight-up horror film in wide release being last weekend's holdover of Ouija. But if you're looking for a fun, thrilling, crazy ride, you should definitely check out Nightcrawler with Jake Gyllenhaal. However, it seems appropriate as All Hallow's Eve approaches that we get news of a holiday centric horror anthology in the works. Following in the footsteps of films like V/H/S and The ABCs of Death, Epic Pictures Group is working on a new collection of horror shorts called Tales of Halloween, with 10 segments from 11 directors. More below! Deadline reports filmmakers include Darren Bousman (Saw II, III and IV), Neil Marshall ("Game of Thrones," The Descent), Joe Begos (Almost Human, not the TV show), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy) and John Skipp (Stay at Home Dad), Mike Mendez (Big Ass ...

See Taylor Kitsch in Peter Berg's 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Ad

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:35:07 +0000

Besides being one of the most popular video game franchises of all-time, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare caught our attention earlier this year because Kevin Spacey stars in the film and The Social Network producer Dana Brunetti is also behind the Activision game, making it quite the big screen video game spectacle. The game will hit shelves in just a few days, and a new ad has just arrived. Normally we don't post things like this, but it's a live-action commercial directed by Peter Berg and featuring his Lone Survivor star Taylor Kitsch. It's a pretty kick-ass ad, and it makes me want to see a movie with this tech. Here's the new commercial for Call of Duty: Advance Warfare from the game's YouTube page: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare takes place in a plausible future in which technological progress and today’s military practices have converged with powerful consequences. In this carefully researched and crafted vision of the future, Private Military Corporations ...

Seth Rogen to Play Steve Wozniak in Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs Biopic

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:08:43 +0000

For anyone who had a bet going that Christian Bale would never star in a movie with Seth Rogen, the game is over. We already know that Christian Bale has been confirmed to play Steve Jobs in a biopic set up at Sony Pictures with Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle at the helm with a script from Aaron Sorkin. Now the rest of the cast is starting to fill out around Bale as Variety reports none other than Seth Rogen will Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, the once right hand man to Jobs and designer of both the Apple I and Apple II computers in the late 1970s. This is a role far different than we've ever seen from Rogen. Read on! Rogen has rarely ventured outside of comedy with the only more serious roles being in Take This Waltz and the forthcoming The Sound and the Fury, so having him take this pivotal role in what will likely be an Oscar contender is ...

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Has Just One Action Sequence Shot on IMAX

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:40:42 +0000

Back in March of this year, Disney struck a new deal with IMAX that included a slew of upcoming films. Some of them we've already seen in the giant screen like Maleficent and Guardians of the Galaxy, others like The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Tomorrowland are still coming. One film that was also included in the deal was Star Wars: Episode VII. However, just because the film would play IMAX screens, we didn't yet know if any of the film would be shot on IMAX film stock. But then word came that J.J. Abrams was using an IMAX camera (though the picture used as proof might have been from Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) as confirmed by the big screen company. But now we know more about what was shot on IMAX. In a Variety report (via SlashFilm) on the use of IMAX in big mainstream films, there's this blurb: "'The benefits outweigh the headache of shooting on IMAX cameras,” says ...

'SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water' Gets New Trailer & Poster

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:46:38 +0000

"Justice is best soft-served." We already know that SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends are leaving their animated world under the sea and entering the real world in the computer animation, live-action hybrid film The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water thanks to the first trailer from the Nickelodeon Films sequel. Now a new trailer and poster have arrived showing off some of the action as the crew tries to get back the secret recipe for the Krabby Patty from a pirate played by Antonio Banderas. It's so weird to see the characters animated like this, but it looks like it could be fun for longtime fans of the series. Watch! Here's the new trailer for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water from YouTube: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is directed by Paul Tibbit (a writer and producer of the "SpongeBob SquarePants" animated series) and written by Kung Fu Panda 2 writers Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger. In the film, ...

Watch: Park Chan-wook's Short Film 'A Rose Reborn' with Jack Huston

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:14:15 +0000

"If there is a creature that thinks only of the wind its entire life, what would it be?" Now this is cool. Even though it's a promotion for an Italian fashion company there's something very mysterious about this short film that I just love. Thanks to a tip from our friends at The Film Stage you can now watch the entire short film titled A Rose Reborn below, from director Park Chan-wook (who last made Stoker) starring Jack Huston (seen on "Boardwalk Empire") and Daniel Wu (seen in Europa Report, Tai Chi Zero, Warcraft). The short introduces us to a young CEO who travels to meet a Chinese investor but encounters a number of riddles and other odd exchanges before they can reach a deal. I really love the subtleties of this, nice work. Synopsis for the short from YouTube: "A brilliant young CEO from London contemplates the possibility of selling his invention to a mysterious Chinese billionaire. Before actually meeting ...

Get a First Look at Arnold Schwarzenegger in 'Terminator: Genisys'

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:53:28 +0000

Following yesterday's hokey Entertainment Weekly covers giving us a first look at Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney and Matt Smith in the franchise reboot Terminator: Genisys (and the completely weird plot details), some more photos have arrived. Most of them are just promo images from the same cover photoshoot, but this time showing the cast wielding their guns and screaming in rage, though all but John Connor don't seem to be concerned with actually aiming the weapon properly. However, there's at least one photo from the actual film with a first look at Arnold Schwarzenegger as an aged T-800. Here's the new photos from Alan Taylor's Terminator: Genisys from Entertainment Weekly: Terminator: Genisys is directed by Alan Taylor ("Game of Thrones," Thor: The Dark World) and written by Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry). Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Byung-hun Lee and Matt Smith all star in the film that takes a completely different approach ...