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Seth Gordon Says Video Game Adaptation ‘Uncharted’ Will Shoot “Very Early” Next Year

Video game fans, rejoice! The most anticipated video game adaptation in recent memory is finally moving a bit closer to becoming a reality.

In a new interview with Zap2It, filmmaker Seth Gordon revealed to fans and supporters that he believes the adaptation of Uncharted will enter production in early 2015. “I think very early next year. That’s the plan,” he said. “That’s like tomorrow, essentially, because the prep is so complicated for the movie.”

Another big complication? Finding the perfect actor to portray Nathan Drake. Having the right person in his shoes is critical to the movie’s success, which …

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Marvel Announces Five New Films Through 2019

Remember when the news that Marvel had movies planned through 2028 hit? We now have release dates for five more of those. They are:

July 28, 2017
November 3, 2017
July 6, 2018
November 2, 2018
May 3, 2019

These movies follow Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1), Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1) and Ant-Man (July 17) next year, and a third installment of Captain America (May 6, 2016) with another yet-to-be-named film in 2016 (possibly Doctor Strange). Thor 3 and Avengers 3 are also coming, with a Guardians sequel being a good bet.…

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First ’50 Shades Of Grey’ Movie Teaser Arrives Via Beyonce

Money talks in America, and if you have enough cash to spare you can land an endorsement deal from just about any celebrity walking the Earth, including – as I learned this morning – Beyonce.

Queen Bey took to her Instagram over the weekend to share the world’s first true look at the upcoming cinematic adaptation of 50 Shades Of Grey. The film’s first trailer is expected to be released this upcoming week, but first the producers of the film decided to have Beyonce share a brief teaser over social media. Why? Because she’s Beyonce, of course, and her …

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Rest In Peace: James Garner (1928 – 2014)

A rough week of celebrity losses just got a whole lot worse.

Just days after the world said goodbye to Johnny Winter and Elaine Stritch, news is breaking that iconic screen actor James Garner has also passed away. He was 86.

Garner, who rose to fame with his role on the 1950s television series Maverick, was found dead of natural causes at his home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles Saturday evening, Los Angeles police officer Alonzo Iniquez said early Sunday. Officers responded to a call at Garner’s home around 8:00 P.M. PST and confirmed Garner’s identity …

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‘God Help The Girl’ Teaser: Prepare To Fall In Love With Emily Browning

Belle & Sebastian mastermind Stuart Murdoch recently wrote, directed, and scored a movie-musical version of God Help The Girl, the solo project he released in 2009, and that movie is being released in the coming months. Today, the film’s first teaser found its way online, and if the footage revealed makes one thing clear it’s that everyone will soon have a crush on the lovely Emily Browning.

God Help The Girl is a movie-musical about a girl disastrous girl with big dreams of a life in music. Eve, the aforementioned walking mess, travels to Glasgow one summer and meets …

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‘Mommy’ Trailer: A Quick Look At Xavier Dolan’s Cannes Smash

Every year there are a handful of films that come out of Cannes with all the praise and critical adoration any indie title could hope to achieve. Some of those titles go on to find major success at the box office, while others become indie fan favorites that never quite break through to the mainstream. I am not sure where Xavier Dolan’s latest will fall, but it will certainly have a lot of people talking.

In a fictional Canada, a new law allows distressed parents to abandon their troubled children to the hospital system. Diane “Die” Despres, a feisty widow, …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘And So It Goes’

Film: And So It Goes
Starring: Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton
Directed by: Rob Reiner

Rob Reiner has made an art out of telling simple stories with relatable characters. In a time where every film tries to be bigger and more extravagant than the one that came before, Reiner’s work exists to remind cinemagoers that the only thing a movie needs to be a hit is a good story with a few solid laughs. Big name stars help, too, of course, but they’re not a prerequisite for success.

And So It Goes is the latest work from Reiner, and like many …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Purge: Anarchy’

Film: The Purge: Anarchy
Starring: Frank Grillo
Directed by: James DeMonaco

A year after The Purge proved audiences were still interested in home invasion horror, The Purge: Anarchy has arrived with a mishandled attempt at franchise expansion that will likely be forgotten before the end of the year.

I was incredibly excited for The Purge: Anarchy after the initial trailer debuted online at the end of 2013 because it looked like the film I had hoped the original Purge would be. It always seemed strange to me that a film with a premise about all crime being legal for twenty-four …

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Rest In Peace: Elaine Stritch (1925 – 2014)

First Johnny Winter, and now this? Today sucks.

News has been breaking for the past hour that broadway and screen legend Elaine Stritch died on Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Michigan. She was 89.

Stritch started her entertainment career more than half a century ago. She landed a few small TV roles at the end of the 1940s, but most Broadway historians will likely tell you that Stritch originally rose to fame in the 1952 revival of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart’s once controversial production, Pal Joey. Stritch was required to strip as part of her role, …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Zach Braff Talks ‘Wish I Was Here’

A little over a year ago, Scrubs star Zach Braff made international headlines when he turned to the world of Kickstarter to fund his latest film. Fans of Braff and his previous cinematic creation (Garden State) funded the project in less than 48 hours, which brought delight to some and rage to others. Some were excited to know other people believed in Braff as much as they did, while others thought the alleged millionaire was abusing a platform meant to help struggling artists get projects they cannot afford to create themselves off the ground. I did not fund …

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TRAILER: ‘The Conjuring’ Prequel Reveals Origins of ‘Annabelle’

In most circles, Annabelle has been referred to as a spin-off ever since it was announced shortly after The Conjuring became one of last summer’s massive box-office successes. Today, we’re given our first extended look at Annabelle, with a trailer that more or less confirms the film is actually a prequel to The Conjuring. I know. Semantics, right?

Annabelle, the origin story of the creepy doll from The Conjuring, will hit theaters on October 3. The Conjuring cinematographer John Leonetti, who also shot the Insidious movies (as well as Piranha 3D, Joe Dirt and The

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Robert Kelly’s ‘Live At The Village Underground’ Will Premiere At The Rhode Island International Film Festival

Robert Kelly is the best comedian you have yet to fall in love with, and even if you have I am sure there is room in your heart to love him just a bit more.

Last month, Robert Kelly made headlines in the comedy world when he filmed an appearance at NYC’s Comedy Cellar at the Village Underground. That show, which was filmed by the one and only Bobcat Goldthwait, has become a feature length cinematic event that will soon be premiering at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Robert Kelly: Live At The Village Underground will host its …