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First ‘Gone Girl’ Trailer Keeps Things Mysterious

The first trailer for David Fincher’s adaptation of Gone Girl has found its way online.

Popping up a few short hours after the first poster was released, the initial trailer for Gone Girl is as alluring as it is confusing. Viewers learn up front that Nick Dunne’s (Ben Affleck) wife has gone missing on the day of her wedding anniversary, then see brief glimpses from the media blitz and police investigation that soon follows. Dialogue takes a backseat to imagery, but with the eye of Fincher guiding the lens there is very little reason to complain. You can view the …

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Netflix Reveals ‘Hemlock Grove’ Season 2 Release Date

The cool thing about Netflix and its programming efforts when compared to traditional television is that they have no need to worry about high numbers for any one program in order to guarantee viewer retention. They can appeal to niche markets as they please and take chances whenever they feel it’s worth the risk, which may explain why Hemlock Grove is springing back to life later this year.

Yes, the Netflix original series that has nothing to do with politics, retirement homes, trailer parks, or wealthy white women in prison is coming back for a second season. The king of …

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Rest In Peace: FEARnet (2006-2014)

It’s a sad day for horror fans.

FEARnet has been purchased by Comcast from its partners – Sony Pictures Entertainment and Lionsgate Entertainment – with the intention of folding the horror/thriller/sci-fi network into Comcast’s NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment division through its Chiller and SyFy networks.

“NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment has acquired all remaining interests in FEARnet from its productive venture with Lionsgate and Sony,” the company said in a statement to Deadline through a spokesman. “FEARnet, along with its popular content, will be integrated into NBCU Cable Entertainment. This process will take place over a yet to be determined period of time.”…

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New ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Clip Gives Us X-Men In Action

Sunday night’s MTV Movie Awards gave us clips of a number of upcoming summer movies, including yet another clip showing off how the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past became the second most expensive film made by 20th Century Fox.

The one-minute clip, taken from the film’s opening sequence, has sentinels discovering a few of our beleaguered heroes, who immediately launch into a delightful power-using frenzy. We see a phasing Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page), an ice-surfing Bobby Drake (Shawn Ashmore), and a portal-popping Blink (Fan Bingbing), along with shots of Bishop (Omar Sy), Colossus (Daniel Cudmore), Sunspot (Adam Canto), …

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New ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Trailer Offers First Glimpse Of Splinter

The first TV spot for the upcoming reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has debuted online, and though it runs under a minute in length it offers a few new shots from the film worth discussing. Specifically, the first glimpses of Master Splinter.

Dubbed ‘Brothers,’ the first TMNT TV spot is based around a narration that sounds like it is being delivered by Tony Shalhoub, who also voices Master Splinter in the film. We see the downhill sequence from the initial trailer, as well as a few classic Michael Bay inspired destruction porn shots, then – only for a few …

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‘Rio 2′ Flies Up To #2 Spot; ‘Captain America 2′ Maintains #1

One of the (albeit minor) surprises of this weekend came when news spread that Rio 2 had pulled in more sales ($12 million) in its opening weekend than the behemoth that is Captain America: Winter Soldier ($11.9 million). Things still remain to be neck and neck for the two sequels, seeing as how current weekend estimates have shown that when the dust settles, The Captain will be on top, with $41.4 million to show for it.

Oculus and Draft Day made their debuts this past weekend as well. With Oculus, a low-budget horror to come from WWE Studios making $12 …

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‘Allegiant’ To Be Split Into Two Films, Because That’s What We Do Now

I love Harry Potter. We all love Harry Potter. The Harry Potter films have created a terrifying new norm, though. The final installment of every young adult fiction series-turned-movie behemoth will be split into two parts – no matter how much we don’t want it.

Just as with the final films of blockbuster forerunners Harry Potter, Twilight, and Hunger Games, the final installment of the Divergent Universe series will be split into two massively promoted, and probably massively successful, halves.

Insurgent must come before Allegiant parts one and two, but it’s well on its way. Production …

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James Cameron Has Almost Finished Writing ‘Avatar’ 2, 3, and 4

James Cameron is usually the type of filmmaker to keep to himself, but recently the brilliant mind who gave us Titanic and the best Terminator films opened up to fans via a Reddit AMA. There are dozens of headlines making the rounds about things mentioned, but we think the following tidbit is by far the most interesting of the bunch.

Cameron claims he has almost completed the scripts for Avatar 2, 3, and 4. He told the Reddit community, ”The second, third and fourth films all go into production simultaneously. They’re essentially all in preproduction now, because we …

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A Heavily-Accented Philip Seymour Hoffman Leads The ‘A Most Wanted Man’ Trailer

“It takes a minnow to catch a barracuda, a barracuda to catch a shark.”

The voice of Philip Seymour Hoffman - weighty, measured, and thick with a German accent – dominates much of the trailer for A Most Wanted Man. He is only ever interrupted by a suspicious Robin Wright and a very post-Inception soundtrack; even when he is, its likely his face fills the screen.

In the wake of Hoffman’s tragic death, much of the talk has either focused on his rich career and the upcoming Hunger Games films. There will be a few other opportunities …

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Will Connect With ‘Avengers 3′

Marvel has created an exceptional cinematic universe. Tying in big budget film after big budget film, it should be safe to assume that the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy will serve up plot lines for films to come, though one may be taken aback to learn that Guardians is aiding the plot all the way up to Avengers 3.

Looking at the clues left behind in all the Marvel films up to this point, I surmise that the planned Avengers 3 will most likely be tied to the epic Infinity Gauntlet story-line. In the past films we have seen …

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Movie Review: ‘The Raid 2′

Film: The Raid 2
Directed by: Gareth Evans
Starring: Iko Uwais

Bigger is not always better, but The Raid 2 is an exception. It’s two-and-a-half hours of gangs, deception, and over-the-top violence that pushes the limits of visceral filmmaking to the breaking point (then snaps it in two). 

Picking up hours after the events of The Raid, the latest film from Gareth Evans wastes no time diving headfirst back into the bloody and often bleak underbelly of his cinematic universe. Rama, having just finished battling his way through more than a dozen floors of bad guys, finds himself sitting …

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Ken Marino Joins The Cast Of The ‘Goosebumps’ Adaptation

It’ll either be the best movie ever or…the best movie ever, but even if Sony’s adaptation of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps is a flop, ‘90s kids will lie and say it was awesome. So here’s to hoping the latest addition to the cast, Ken Marino, won’t make liars out of a lot of people out there.

The funnyman joins Jack Black and Dylan Minnette, and will play Coach Carr – the coach at Greendale High who has to battle some monsters when they take over the school. Doesn’t this already sound amazing? So far that’s all that’s really known about the …