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‘Son Of A Gun’ Trailer: Ewan McGregor Introduces Brenton Thwaites To A Life Of Crime

Here’s yet another fall 2014 film with a ton of potential. The season is filling up fast.

Ewan McGregor is not typically the first movie star that comes to mind when someone starts telling stories of crime and violence, but in the upcoming film Son Of A Gun that is the exact world he’s mastered. McGregor plays a hardened criminal who, after making friends with a young thief (Brenton Thwaites) in prison, takes a young criminal under his wing for the biggest job of his career. The goal: Steal all the gold. The problem: Lots of cops and bad guys. …

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A Norse God And Kaiju Expert Join The Remake Of ‘Vacation’

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Cabin In The Woods) and Charlie Day (Pacific Rim, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia) have climbed on board to New Line’s reboot of National Lampoon’s Vacation, called Vacation, of course. This news is following the report that this new comedy headlined by Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold (son of Chevy Chase’s original character, Clark) and Christina Applegate as his wife.

Furthermore, Hemsworth will be playing Stone Crandall, the husband of Rusty’s sister Audrey. Crandall will be an up-and-coming anchorman (according to …

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New ‘Interstellar’ Trailer Is Everything You Want And More (But Not Too Much)

Christopher Nolan is one of those rare filmmakers who can bring any story to the big screen and fans will line up at their local cineplex to show support. It was not always this way, of course, but over the last decade Nolan has proven himself to be a one of a kind visionary who never seems short on fresh ideas.

For his latest feature, Nolan has given the public a trailer-heavy campaign that has somehow managed to keep the vast majority of his new film’s plot tightly under wraps. We know Interstellar will find Matthew McConaughey heading into space, …

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Mike Epps Will Portray The Late Richard Pryor In Lee Daniels’ Upcoming Biopic

We have been reporting on Lee Daniels’ plans to bring the story of Richard Pryor to the big screen for well over a year. In that time, everyone from Marlon Wayans to Nick Cannon were rumored to be playing the title role, but news confirmed by Daniels earlier this week revealed none of the rumors were true.

Mike Epps, comedian and longtime on screen funny man, has officially signed on to portray Richard Pryor in Daniels’ still-untitled new biopic. The news was confirmed by Daniels over Twitter yesterday afternoon, then again by executive producer Oprah Winfrey a few hours later. …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Are You Here’ Rambles On Pointlessly About Love, Life, And Greed

Film: Are You Here
Directed by: Matthew Weiner
Starring: Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler

With Zach Braff’s feature Wish I Was Here, a film that was supposed to be about carrying on in life turned into a somewhat directionless narrative feature chock full of overstuffed allegory and inane ruminations about epiphanies. With Are You Here (burdened with a similar title), Braff will seem like a masterful auteur compared to this feature. While only striking comedic gold in short and un-sustained instances, this feature from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner falls flat under tedious character development and a paper-thin …

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New ‘Gone Girl’ Trailer: Did Ben Affleck Murder His Wife?

There comes a point in the promotional run for almost every film when it seems the studio has become so desperate to ensure box office success that they’re willing to spoil a movie’s third act to boost YouTube views. This is not the case with David Fincher. Every film he has made has been accompanied by a marketing campaign almost as stylish as the movie itself. Like the teasers at the end of a Mad Men episode, the trailers that support his work are purposely cryptic, and the latest promotional clip for Gone Girl is no exception.

Amy (Rosamund Pike) …

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EDITORIAL: The Potential ‘If I Stay’ Sequel Is Nothing Like The Original

Amidst all the coverage surrounding the failure of Sin City: A Dame To Kill For at the box office you may have missed the news that another weekend release, the adaptation of If I Stay, actually made more on its opening weekend than the film’s estimated production cost. That’s a lengthy way of saying it is a bonafide success, despite the fact critics largely panned the teen romance, and though it may seem impossible to those unfamiliar with the original story, a sequel is a very real possibility.

WARNING: Major If I Stay spoilers ahead (duh).

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Rest In Peace: Richard Attenborough (1923 – 2014)

Word is breaking this evening that Lord Richard Attenborough, iconic actor on stage and screen, has passed away. He was 90.

Attenborough died Sunday, his son Michael told the BBC in London. The cause of Attenborough’s death is not known at this time, but the famed actor suffered a stroke five years ago that left him in a coma for several days and confined him to a wheelchair since.

In total, Attenborough appeared in more than 70 major motion pictures, including The Great Escape, The Flight Of The Phoenix and the 90s remake of Miracle On 34th Street. …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Varsity Blood’ Fails In Almost Every Way

Film: Varsity Blood
Starring: Lexi Giovagnoli, Wesley Scott, Debbie Rochon
Directed by: Jake Helgren

High school set horror films have always been a hot commodity in Hollywood, but in recent years very few titles have been worth more than a scoff and laugh. Varsity Blood hopes to put this trend to an end with a truly unique killer, but the latest feature from writer/director Jake Helgren ultimately falls victim to the same problems that have plagued this sub-genre for the last three decades.

Living in a small town where the biggest event on any given fall week is the local …

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‘Guardians’ Reclaims Box Office Charts

Being the heavy-hitter that it’s proven to be this summer, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has risen to the top of the charts. Although it’s been in theaters for four weeks now, the sci-fi action film has pulled in over $17 million this weekend.

If I Stay beat out the pack of new releases that came into theaters, with an estimated $16 million in the bank. Faith-based high school football film When the Game Stands Tall came up behind that, earning $9 million in the process. If there was one film that stumbled this weekend, it would be Frank Miller’s

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘When The Game Stands Tall’ Falls Short

Film: When The Game Stands
Starring: Jim Caviezel, Michael Chiklis
Directed by: Thomas Carter

When The Game Stands Tall hopes to sell audiences on religion by leveraging the intensity of high school sports, but fumbles every good idea it has along the way.

I am not the type of person who spends their year waiting for the start of football season, but for as long as I can remember I have been a sucker for films about high school sports. I think everyone is, at least to an extent, but when audiences pay to see movies they expect to feature …

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Leaked ‘Hateful Eight’ Trailer Teases Quentin Tarantino’s Latest

There was a time at the very beginning of 2014 when it seemed like the world would never see The Hateful Eight brought to life. The first project from filmmaker Quentin Tarantino since Django Unchained suffered from an early script leak near the end of 2013 that frustrated the Pulp Fiction mastermind to such an extreme he was ready to walk away from the movie altogether. Several months later, following a live reading of the leaked script that was well received, Tarantino brought the project back to life and announced plans to film in early 2015.

Fast forward to early …