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Tim Burton Directing ‘Beetlejuice 2,’ Winona Ryder to Star

For Beetlejuice fans, there is hope. While Tim Burton and Michael Keaton are keeping themselves busy with ambitious films like Big Eyes and Birdman, the two have never really stopped thinking about a follow-up for their cult hit. Today, as MTV News digs up, we find there’s more set in stone than we realized.

Back in October, Keaton said he and Burton were waiting for a script, but their new video interview revealed Beetlejuice 2 is moving along just fine. When asked if Winona Ryder would return for the sequel, Burton gave an enthusiastic response. “Oh yeah, yeah yeah …

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Kanye West Pitches “Immersive” Feature Film to Sony

Over the last few days, Sony Pictures Entertainment has been scrambling. After the company was hacked and had a huge slew of information and emails leaked to the public, dozens of surprises have been revealed too early. A Destiny’s Child biopic may be on the way. A brand new Spiderman reboot could pop up. Best of all, Kanye West is pretty eager to get his hands dirty with film work.

The Chicago rapper is working on a feature length film involving “both cinematic and technological innovation,” and it’s yet to be confirmed if it’s the same Yeezus concert film …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Homesman’ Offers First-Rate Storytelling

Film: The Homesman
Starring: Hillary Swank, Tommy Lee Jones
Directed by: Tommy Lee Jones

In a world overrun with over-the-top CGI epics, The Homesman serves as a reminder that sometimes the simplest stories are also the most compelling.

Directed and co-written by Tommy Lee Jones, The Homesman tells the story of an unlikely adventure that takes place in 1850s North America. It’s based on the 1988 novel of the same name by Glendon Swarthout, which I have never read or even heard of prior to researching this film. I’m all for recognizing the works that films are based upon, but …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Interstellar’ Visits Deep Space With Familiar Twists

Film: Interstellar
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway
Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan might’ve bitten off more than he could chew with Interstellar. Still, despite several genre clichés and a third act that sometimes leaves a lot to be desired in comparison to everything that occurs prior, the latest epic adventure from the man behind The Dark Knight provides nearly three hours of dramatic entertainment. It’s a spectacle ripe with human emotion, but it’s hard to shake the notion that something is missing. How much you notice or how much that fact bothers you will vary from person to …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Nightcrawler’ Is A Visceral Thrill Ride

Film: Nightcrawler
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal
Directed by: Dan Gilroy

Nightcrawler brushes with greatness before settling for a solid story with one truly great performance.

When we first meet Lou Bloom at the top of Nightcrawler he is a lonely man desperate for work. Portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal, Bloom is a quiet and reserved man who has spent far too much time on the Internet. He’s smart, but a lack of social skills prevents him from ever forging lasting connections with other people. To make ends meet, Bloom is a thief, taking everything that isn’t nailed down in order to keep …

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UTG’S 31 Days Of Halloween: ‘Evil Dead II’

Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no single day is more loved by the UTG staff than Halloween. With the arrival of the year’s best month, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a plethora of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day, including the one you’re about to read.

Now in its third year, 31 Days Of Halloween is a recurring feature that will run throughout the month of October. The hope and goal of this column is to supply every UTG reader with a daily horror (or Halloween-themed) movie recommendation …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘John Wick’ Delivers Thrilling Action And Little Else

Film: John Wick
Starring: Keanu Reeves
Directed by: David Leitch, Chad Stahelski

Hell may have no fury like a woman scorned, but neither can hold a candle to the rage that fuels John Wick after losing everything he loves.

The world is a very cold and cruel place when we first meet John Wick, and rarely in the 96 minutes that follow do things ever look up. Hidden away from society after years spent in a life of crime, Wick is a strong and quiet man who is trying his best to mourn the untimely loss of his wife. Her …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Whiplash’ Is Likely The Best Film Of 2014

Film: Whiplash
Starring: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons
Directed by: Damien Chazelle

Featuring two unforgettable performances and a script that is as close to perfection as you can find in cinema today, Whiplash is a surefire contender for best film of 2014.

There have been many films about music and various fictional individuals’ attempts at greatness, but never have the heartbreaking sacrifices and unnervingly tense moments that come with truly achieving something special been captured the way they are in Whiplash. Written and directed by Damien Chazelle, the film is as much an exercise in focused effort as the story …

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UTG’s 31 Days Of Halloween: ‘The Thing’

Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no single day is more loved by the UTG staff than Halloween. With the arrival of the year’s best month, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a plethora of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day, including the one you’re about to read.

Now in its third year, 31 Days Of Halloween is a recurring feature that will run throughout the month of October. The hope and goal of this column is to supply every UTG reader with a daily horror (or Halloween-themed) movie recommendation …

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‘Top Five’ Trailer Proves Chris Rock Is Still The King Of Comedy

There are many icons in the world of stand-up comedy, but many of those who have been given that title are no longer among the living. There are only a few ‘greats’ still walking around in 2014, and of those even less are actively doing comedy in a live setting. Chris Rock has not toured for several years, but in his latest film he digs deep into his history to present a story that could very much be a reality for someone in his position.

Top Five introduces the world to a man (played by Chris Rock) whose fame has …

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Machine Gun Kelly Makes His Big Screen Debut In Latest ‘Beyond The Lights’ Trailer

Ohio native Machine Gun Kelly is the latest in a long line of hip-hop celebrities to try and find success on the silver screen. Lucky for us, his first role is a rapper.

Beyond The Lights is the latest film from Love & Basketball creator Gina Prince-Bythewood. The film follows a young musician, who looks just a bit like Rihanna, that finds herself struggling with the pressure of success while on the verge of becoming the next big pop star. To make matters worse, her love life is a mess, including what appears to be a less than peaceful relationship …

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Watch The Simpsons Pay Homage to Cat Stevens

So far there have been 26 seasons of The Simpsons, and they never fail to come up with a clever “couch gag” in every episode — one of the many reasons why they’re still running strong. There have been art deco takes, spoofs on “The Harlem Shake” and Breaking Bad, and directorial debuts from Banksy and Don Hertzfeld. The newest addition to their reel? A very yellow take on Cat Stevens’ iconic 1970 album Tea For The Tillerman.

The clip sees The Simpsons replicating the album artwork while other Springfield residents act out a literal interpretation …